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I have read of a beautiful city

I have read of a beautiful city. Jonathan Burtch Atchinson* (1840-1882). This is dated in JJ (p. 89) ca. 1874 or 1875, and published in an ‘early edition’ of Gospel Hymns (according to Hymnary.org it was Gospel Hymns No. 3 (New York and Cincinnati, 1878): I have read of a beautiful city, Far away in the kingdom of God; I have read how its walls are of jasper, How its streets are all golden and broad; In the midst of the street is life’s river, Clear as crystal and pure to behold; But not half of that city’s bright glory To mortals has ever been told. Refrain: Not half has ever been told; Not half has ever been told; Not half of that city’s bright glory To mortals has ever been told. I...

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