I ask not to stay

They tell of a city far up in the sky, I want to go there, I do

Author: David Sullins
Tune: [They tell of a city far up in the sky]
Published in 30 hymnals

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1 They tell of a city far up in the sky,
I want to go there, I do;
'Tis built in the land of "the sweet by and by,"
I want to go there, don't you?
There Jesus has gone to prepare us a home,
I want to go there, I do;
Where sickness nor sorrow nor death ever come,
I want to go there, don't you?

Refrain:
I want to go there, I want to go there,
I want to go there, I do;
I want to go there, I want to go there,
I want to go there, don't you?

2 Its gates are all pearl, its streets are all gold,
I want to go there, I do;
The Lamb is the light of that city we're told,
I want to go there, don't you?
Death robs us all here, there none ever die,
I want to go there, I do;
Where loved ones will never again say good-bye,
I want to go there, don't you?

Refrain:
I want to go there, I want to go there,
I want to go there, I do;
I want to go there, I want to go there,
I want to go there, don't you?

3 When the old ship of Zion shall make her last trip,
I want to be there, I do;
With heads all uncovered to greet the old ship,
I want to be there, don't you?
When all the ship's company meet on the strand,
I want to be there, I do;
"With songs on our lips and with harps in our hands,"
I want to be there, don't you?

Refrain:
I want to be there, I want to be there,
I expect to be there, I do;
I want to be there, I want to be there,
I expect to be there, don't you?

4 When Jesus is crowned the King of all kings,
I want to be there, I do;
With shouting and clapping till all heaven rings,
I want to be there, don't you?
Hallelujah! we'll shout again and again,
I want to be there, I do;
And close with the chorus, Amen, and Amen,
I want to be there, don't you?

Refrain:
I want to be there, I want to be there,
I expect to be there, I do;
I want to be there, I want to be there,
I expect to be there, don't you?

Source: Revival Praises #138

Author: David Sullins

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First Line: They tell of a city far up in the sky, I want to go there, I do
Title: I ask not to stay
Author: David Sullins
Refrain First Line: I'm going, I'm going

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