Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Pearly City – Hymn


“The Pearly City” is a hymn that paints a vivid picture of the glorious city of heaven, adorned with splendor and majesty beyond compare. With its celestial melody and descriptive lyrics, this hymn serves as a hymn of anticipation and longing for the eternal home promised to believers. Inspired by Revelation 21:18-21, which describes the beauty and grandeur of the heavenly Jerusalem, the hymn exudes a sense of wonder and awe for the heavenly city.

In its verses, “The Pearly City” transports believers to the gates of heaven, where streets of gold and pearly gates gleam in the radiant light of God’s glory. It describes the beauty and perfection of the heavenly city, where there is no pain or sorrow, only eternal joy and peace. As believers sing its praises, they are invited to contemplate the hope of heaven and the promise of eternal life in the presence of God.

Moreover, the hymn serves as a source of comfort and encouragement for believers as they journey through life’s trials and tribulations. Its timeless message affirms the assurance of the believer’s citizenship in heaven and calls believers to fix their eyes on the eternal promises of God. Through its celestial melodies and descriptive lyrics, “The Pearly City” becomes a hymn of hope and assurance, as believers find solace in the promise of their heavenly home.


The Pearly City (Christian Hymn) Lyrics

There’s a holy and beautiful city
Whose builder and ruler is God;
John saw it descending from Heaven,
When 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 behold.

In that bright city, pearly white city,
I have a mansion, a harp, and a crown;
Now I am watching, waiting, and longing,
For the white city that’s soon coming down.

No sin is allowed in that city
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 forgotten,
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;
There’s no 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 city,
And some day its blessings I’ll share.

My loved ones are gathering yonder,
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 Jesus,
Their trials and battles are past.
They overcame sin and the tempter,
They’ve reached that fair city at last.

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