The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

In the City Where the Lamb is the Light

Cat. #1264 (MFH #878) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 26, 1971

VERSE 1
There's a country far beyond th starry sky
There's a city where there never comes a night
If we're faithful we will go there bye an' bye
To th city where th lamb is th light

VERSE 2
In th city where th lamb is th light
In th city where cometh no night
I have a mansion over there
An' it's free from toil an' care
I'm going where th lamb is th light

VERSE 3
If we have our days of sorrow
But we know that the sun that shines upon us now so bright
Will change from clouds to rain, rain until
Till we go th th city where th lamb is th light

VERSE 4
An' th flowers bloom forever in th day
Shall be one eternal day without a night
For tears shall forever wiped away
In th city where th lamb is a light

VERSE 5
In th city where th lamb is th light
In th city where cometh no night
I have a mansion over there
An' it's free from toil an' care
I'm going where th lamb is th light

(Ollie did not remember the rest.)