O City of Pearl

While walking the streets of a city

Author: Melvin J. Hill
Tune: [While walking the streets of a city]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 While walking the streets of a city,
I saw there the palaces grand,
And thought of the building up yonder,
That home in the heav’nly land.

Refrain:
O city of pearl and of jasper!
O city of day without night!
On the throne ‘neath the emerald rainbow
Is Jesus, himself the light.

2 Mine eyes have not looked on the mansion
That Jesus has gone to prepare;
My heart has no concept of riches
The Saviour with me will share. [Refrain]

3 My friends will abide in that city,
All those who are under the blood,
We’ll meet there to separate never,
To dwell in the city of God. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #153

Author: Melvin J. Hill

20th Century Hill was evidently living in Detroit, Michigan, in 1905. By 1906, He was in Upland, Indiana. His works include: The King’s Praises, with William Kirkpatrick et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Praise Publishing Company, 1907) The Old Story in Song Number Two, with William Kirkpatrick et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Praise Publishing Company, 1908) --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While walking the streets of a city
Title: O City of Pearl
Author: Melvin J. Hill
Refrain First Line: O city of pearl and of jasper
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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