Pearly White City
There’s a holy and beautiful city
Whose Builder and Ruler is God;
John saw it descending from Heaven,
Patmos, in exile, he trod;
Its high, massive wall is of jasper,
The city itself is pure gold;
And when my frail tent here is folded,
Mine eyes shall its glory
In that bright city, pearly white city,
I have a mansion, a harp, and a
Now I am watching, waiting, and longing,
For the white city that’s soon coming down.
No sin is allowed in that
And nothing defiling or mean;
No pain and no sickness can enter,
No crepe on the doorknob is seen;
Earth’s sorrows and cares are
No tempter is there to annoy;
No parting words ever are spoken,
There’s nothing to hurt or destroy.
No heartaches are known in that city,
No tears ever moisten the eyes;
disappointment in Heaven,
No envy and strife in the sky;
The saints are all sanctified wholly,
They live in sweet harmony there;
My heart is now set on that
And some day its blessings I’ll share.
My loved ones are gathering
My friends too are passing away,
And soon I shall join their bright number,
And dwell in eternity’s day;
They’re safe now in glory with
Their trials and battles are past.
They overcame sin and the tempter,
They’ve reached that fair city at last.
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