Carter Family, The - The Wonderful City Lyrics




I'm waiting, watching and longing
That beautiful sight to behold
When I shall awake some bright morning
In that city with streets of pure gold

My savior has gone to prepare it
For all who accept his grace
And that's why I know I'll be welcome
To a home in that wonderful place

When I reach my home in that city
Shall I find you waiting up there
With the saints who have gone on before us
To that beautiful home so fair

My whole heart is set upon heaven
Where my savior's face I shall see
And live in the light of his glory
Throughout all eternity

Oh-de-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee

He bids us to work in his vineyards
To toil for him early and late
What a glorious reward for our labor
To enter that beautiful gate

When I reach my home in that city
Shall I find you waiting up there
With the saints who have gone on before us
To that beautiful home so fair

My whole heart is set upon heaven
Where my savior's face I shall see
And live in the light of his glory
Throughout all eternity

Oh-de-lay-ee-hee, oh-lay-ee-hee, oh-lay-ee





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Carter Family, The The Wonderful City Comments
  1. T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

    The only religious/gospel song The Father of Country Music ever wrote.

    rather knotty

    What about 'Hobo's Meditation?

    Trey Stewart

    +rather knotty that's a good one!

  2. brenda prestage

    My dad's 91 and he loves this song. he love Jimmy Rodgers and he plays the guitar and sounds just like him and yodels just like him.I love to hear my dad sing.I'm going to have to find this song for him.he loves MR Jimmy Rodgers.

  3. Waynedog1

    I love it <3

  4. Judy Lear

    Thanks for posting...I didn't know that Jimmie sang with any of The Carter family...great old religious song...