A setting of the hymn text by the Rev. Walter Russell Bowie to the tune Brother James' Air. Two-part (equal) choir in canon, with keyboard.
O holy city, seen of John,
Where Christ the Lamb, doth reign,
Within whose foursquare walls shall come
No night, nor need, nor pain,
And where the tears are wiped from eyes
That shall not weep again.
The city that hath sto,Od
to,O long a dream, whose laws are love,
Whose crown is servantho,Od,
And where the sun that shineth is
God’s grace for human go,Od.
That city riseth fair:
Lo, how its splendor challenges
The souls that greatly dare;
Yea, bids us seize the whole of life
And build its glory there.