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The Pearly White City
Words and Music by Arthur F. Ingler

Revelation 21:21
"And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl:
and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."

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          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.

            Chorus
            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 defiled or mean;
          No pain and no sickness can enter,
          No crape 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.

            Chorus
            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 heartaches are known in that city,
          No tears ever moisten the eye;
          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 someday its blessings I'll share.

            Chorus
            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.

          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 save 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.

            Chorus
            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.


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