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The Kingdom of God is Within You

The Kingdom of God is Within You Lyrics and Music

The edifying words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "1. The city paved with gold, Bright with each dazzling gem" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "The Kingdom of God is Within You" hymn were written by its English author William Walsham How. The author of the hymn, William Walsham How, was born on December 13, 1823 and died on August 10, 1897. The uplifting music that accompanies the "The Kingdom of God is Within You" song of praise was composed by Edward Francis Rimbault The composer of the music to the "The Kingdom of God is Within You" hymn, Edward Francis Rimbault, was born on June 13, 1816 and died on September 26, 1876. We have placed "The Kingdom of God is Within You" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

The Kingdom of God is Within You Hymn
Title: The Kingdom of God is Within You *** Name of Composer: Edward Francis Rimbault *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: William Walsham How *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating words of the "The Kingdom of God is Within You" lyrics, William Walsham How (December 13, 1823-August 10, 1897), was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and achieved fame as a Bishop and Hymn writer.

The Kingdom of God is Within You Lyrics

1. The city paved with gold,
Bright with each dazzling gem!
When shall our eyes behold
The new Jerusalem?
Yet lo! e'en now in viewless might
Uprise the walls of living light!


2. The kingdom of the Lord!
It cometh not with show;
Nor throne nor crown nor sword
Proclaim its might below;
Though dimly scanned through mists of sin,
The Lord's true kingdom is within!


3. The gates of pearl are there
In penitential tears;
Bright as a jewel rare
Each saintly grace appears;
We track the path saints trod of old,
And lo! the pavement is of gold!


4. The living waters flow
That fainting souls may drink;
The mystic fruit trees grow
Along the river's brink;
We taste e'en now the waters sweet,
And of the tree of life we eat.


5. Not homeless wanderers here
Our exile songs we sing;
Thou art our home most dear,
Thou city of the King!
Thy future bliss we cannot tell,
Content in thee on earth to dwell.


6. Build, Lord, the mystic walls!
Throw wide the unseen gates!
Fill all the golden halls,
While yet Thy triumph waits!
Make glad Thy church with light and love,
Till glorified it shines above!

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "The Kingdom of God is Within You", Edward Francis Rimbault (June 13, 1816-September 26, 1876), was born in Soho, London, England and became famous as a Church organist, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: The Kingdom of God is Within You
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Walsham How (December 13, 1823 to August 10, 1897)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Edward Francis Rimbault (June 13, 1816 to September 26, 1876)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "1. The city paved with gold, Bright with each dazzling gem"
First Publication Date: 1872

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