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We journey to a city Which eye hath never

We journey to a city Which eye hath never

Author: Henry Burton
Tune: [We journey to a city] (Stebbins)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We journey to a city,
Which eye hath never seen;
We journey to a country,
Whose shores are ever green.
Far, far away it lieth,
Beyond the valley low,
Beyond the chilling river,
Beyond its waves of woe.

Refrain:
We journey to a city,
Which eye hath never seen;
We journey to a country,
Whose shores are ever green.

2 No eye hath seen its glories,
Its joys have ne’er been told;
No cloud of sorrow passes
Over its streets of gold.
But strains of sweetest music,
Float on its balmy air,
And voices of the harpers
Who sing their triumph there. [Refrain]

3 They sing the name of Jesus,
Who washed them in His blood;
The Lamb who went before them,
Thro’ desert, fire and flood.
No more the far-off vision;
With open face they see
The King in all His beauty,
Who died to set them free. [Refrain]

4 We journey to a city,
Which eye hath never seen;
We journey to a country,
Whose shores are ever green.
A little while of tempest,
And then the endless calm;
A little while of battle,
And then the victor’s palm. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #11

Author: Henry Burton

Burton, H. In I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, the hymns, "Come, for the feast is spread," (The Gospel Invitation), and "Look away to Jesus" (Looking unto Jesus) are attributed to the "Rev. H. Burton” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We journey to a city Which eye hath never
Author: Henry Burton

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #d56

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #48

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #11

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #348

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