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Hymn: A city glorious as the sun (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: A city glorious as the sun

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 88

Page Number: 119, click to see hymnal pages


A CITY, glorious as the sun,

Now bursts upon my sight,

And all its blest inhabitants

Are clad in spotless white.

A diadem is on each brow,

Whose sparkling jewels shine

Brighter than all that ever flashed

In India's richest mine.

Sign of the victory they have won

A palm waves in each hand;

A song of praise swells on each tongue

Of all that glorious band.

Behold! they tune their golden harps,

And hark what strains they sing;

"Glory and wide dominion now

Belong unto our King!"

Are these the angels that looked on

And saw creation's birth;

Who pealed their joyous anthems forth

When first uprose the earth?

No; these can sing a nobler strain

Which bursts in rapture from the lips

Of that bright happy throng.

Redeemed, from every clime they came

Once man's lost fallen race

To dwell forever in the smile

Of their Redeemer's face.

And while eternal years roll on

Their harps they shall employ

To swell the high and lofty notes

Of triumph and of joy.