We're Nearing the City

We're nearing the city of which we are told

Author: Harry White
Tune: [We're nearing the city of which we are told]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’re nearing the city of which we are told;
Its walls are of jasper, its streets are of gold;
Tho’ lonely and dreary, and boist’rous the way,
We’ll anchor in heaven, with Jesus to stay.

We’re bound for that city where cometh no night,
Oh, glorious city of endless delight.

2 ‘Mid trails and dangers and anguish of soul,
Tho’ dark be the night and the wild billows roll,
I see a light gleaming across the dark wave,
And Jesus stands waiting the lost ones to save. [Chorus]

3 We’re crossing the river, we’re out on its tide;
The city appears on the fair Eden side;
There angels are waiting to welcome us home,
To swell the sweet chorus around the white throne. [Chorus]

4 O sinner, now drifting far out on the tide
Of sin’s bitter anguish, in death to abide,
Turn back to the Saviour—for you He has died;
Come anchor your soul in the Lamb crucified. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation #164

Author: Harry White

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Text Information

First Line: We're nearing the city of which we are told
Title: We're Nearing the City
Author: Harry White
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We're bound for that city where cometh no night
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Christian Melodies #8

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Melodies of Salvation #164

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Sermons in Song #105

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The Gospel Pilot Hymnal #178

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