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“The Half Has Never Been Told”

 

I have read of a beautiful city,
Far away in the kingdom of God;
I have read how its walls are of jasper,
How its streets are all golden and broad;
In the midst of the street is life’s river,
Clear as crystal and pure to behold;
But not half of that city’s bright glory
To mortals has ever been told.

Refrain

Not half has ever been told;
Not half has ever been told;
Not half of that city’s bright glory
To mortals has ever been told.

2.

I have read of bright mansions in Heaven,
Which the Savior has gone to prepare;
And the saints who on earth have been faithful,
Rest forever with Christ over there;
There no sin ever enters, nor sorrow,
The inhabitants never grow old;
But not half of the wonderful story
To mortals has ever been told.

3.

I have read of white robes for the righteous,
Of bright crowns which the glorified wear,
When our Father shall bid them, “Come, enter,
And My glory eternally share”;
How the righteous are evermore blessed
As they walk through the streets of pure gold;
But not half of the wonderful story
To mortals has ever been told.

4.

I have read of a Christ so forgiving,
That vile sinners may ask and receive
Peace and pardon for every transgression,
If when asking they only believe.
I have read how He’ll guide and protect us,
If for safety we enter His fold;
But not half of His goodness and mercy
To mortals has ever been told.

 

Jonathan Burtch Atchinson was born this date (2/17/1840) in Wilson, NY.  Atchinson, a Methodist minister also wrote “Let Him In” “There’s a Stranger at the door” “Behold the Stone Is Rolled Away” “Fully Persuaded” “Lord, I Believe” “In the Shadow of His Wings” “Not Half Has Ever Been Told” “O Crown of Rejoicing That’s Waiting for Me”

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