There is a city, so I~ez_rsquo~ve been told,
With gates of pearl and streets of gold;
It~ez_rsquo~s a walled in city, on eternal heights,
Where it~ez_rsquo~s always day, with never a night.
Let~ez_rsquo~s go to the city, and a land of song,
Where all is right and there~ez_rsquo~s no wrong;
I~ez_rsquo~m just awaiting for the trumpet sound,
Goodbye, old world, I~ez_rsquo~m heaven bound.
- There is a city, so bright and fair,
There is no death, no sorrows there;
It~ez_rsquo~s a beautiful place, come and go with me
To that happy home by the crystal sea.
- I~ez_rsquo~ve been invited, so I must go,
And meet my Lord, who loved me so;
There I~ez_rsquo~ll see His face, and His glory share,
And ever rejoice with the angels there.
- There is a city with mansions fair,
All the redeemed shall gather there;
Hurry and get washed in the crimson flow,
For your robe must be whiter than the snow.