We Seek A City

OH! yes; we seek a city,

A home that's not like this,

Where many paths are leading

Down to a dark abyss.

But we are happy pilgrims,

Led on, by Jesus' love,

To that eternal city

Prepared for us above.

Oh! yes; we seek a city;

But while we journey on,

We'll pass the time in singing,

For day will soon be gone.

And while the precious moments

Are flying fast away,

Oh, may we work for Jesus,

And labor, watch, and pray!

Oh! yes; we seek a city,

A city bright and fair;

A home where little children

May all be gathered there.

And then, with friends and teachers,

And all dear ones we love,

We'll join that sweeter music

In that bright world above.