The wonderful city    (video)

 

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1. I'm waiting, watching and longing

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    that beautiful sight to behold,

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    when I shall awake some bright morning

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    in that city with streets of pure gold.

 

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2. My savoir has gone to prepare it

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    for all who accept his grace.

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    And that's why I know I'll be welcome

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    to a home in that wonderful place.

 

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When I reach my home in that city

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shall I find you waiting up there ?

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With the saints who have gone on before us

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to that beautiful home, so fair.

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My whole heart is set upon heaven,

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where my saviour's face I shall see

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and live in the light of his glory

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throughout all eternity.

 

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+  Oh-de-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee !

 

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3. He bids us to work in his vineyards,

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    to toil for him early and late.

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    What a glorious reward for our labour

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    to enter that beautiful gate.

 

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When I reach my home in that city

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shall I find you waiting up there ?

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With the saints who have gone on before us

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to that beautiful home, so fair.

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My whole heart is set upon heaven,

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where my saviour's face I shall see

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and live in the light of his glory

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throughout all eternity.

 

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+  Oh-de-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee !

 

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(orig. = capo 2nd)    (The Carter Family)