101b HOLY CITY - as written

1991 Denson Revision
to the Cooper book version of this tune


There is a holy city,
A happy world above,
Beyond the starry regions,
Built by the God of love.
And everlasting temple,
And saints arrayed in white;
They serve their great Redeemer,
And dwell with Him in light.

It is no world of trouble,
The God of peace is there,
He wipes away their sorrows,
He banishes their care.
Their joys are still increasing,
Their songs are ever new;
They praise th'eternal Father,
The Son and Spirit, too.

Is this the Man of sorrows
Who stood at Pilate's bar,
Condemned by haughty Herod
And by his men of war?
He seems a mighty conqu'ror,
Who spoiled the powers below,
And ransomed many captives
From everlasting woe.