Within thy gates of peace, O city fair to see

Within thy gates of peace, O city fair to see

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [Within thy gates of peace, O city, fair to see]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Within Thy gates of peace,
O city, fair to see,
Our feet from wand’ring soon shall cease,
And find a rest in Thee.

O jewel-walled Jerusalem!
With pearly gates thrown wide,
How gladly shall we enter in,
And evermore abide.

2 Beyond Thy jasper wall
What glory there awaits
For those who, at the Father’s call,
With joy approach Thy gates! [Refrain]

3 Upon Thy streets of god
Our toil-worn feet shall stand;
Nor pleasures fade, nor joys grow old,
Within that peaceful land. [Refrain]

4 Free from each earthly wile,
Our feet no more shall roam;
And, best of all, a Saviour’s smile
Will be our welcome home. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #67

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Within thy gates of peace, O city fair to see
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Refrain First Line: O jewel walled Jerusalem
Copyright: Public Domain



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