Christ My Song - 1043
O City, golden-bright! (Hannah K. Burlingham/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
O City, golden-bright!
2. Thy joy, serene and pure,
e’en now pervades my breast;
on God’s foundations built secure
thy jasper bulwarks rest.
3. There dwell the ransomed host,
so safe, so satisfied!
And thither doth the Holy Ghost
lead home the chosen Bride.
4. No more a care or fear!
No more earth’s wailing cry!
For God shall wipe each bitter tear,
and hush each grieving sigh.
5. Sweet home of peace and love!
By faith thy light I see,
diffusing from the realms above
6. O Sun, that rul'st the day,
stand still and hear the tale!
To add one single glory-ray
thy brightest beams would fail!
7. Fair Moon, dispelling night,
the City needs not thee,
God and the Lamb shall there the Light –
the Light and Temple be.
8. The blood-bought sons of God
shall walk these streets of gold,
rejoicing ever with the Lord,
in ecstasies untold.
9. I too, when toil is o'er,
those blissful courts shall gain,
where praise resoundeth evermore,
and love supreme shall reign.
10. O City, golden-bright!
transparent as the day!
how softly shines thy distant light
for pilgrims far away!
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 58-60.