Ayrtons: Looking for a City

The Ayrton Family of Abbeystead led Sunday night’s service. One of their songs is Looking for a City. It reminds we believers that this world is not where we belong. Like refugees fleeing chaos, we are journeying to a city to which we have never been, but truly belong:

Here among the shadows in a lonely land, 

We're a band of pilgrims on the move; 

Burdened down with sorrows, shunned on every hand, 

Looking for a city built above. 



We're looking for a city, where we'll never die, 

There the sainted millions, never say good-by, 

There we'll meet our Saviour, and our loved ones too, 

Come O Holy Spirit, all our hopes renew


Here in disappointment we so sadly roam, 

Friends no longer speak one word of love; 

O we have found contentment, Jesus promised us a home, 

And I'm looking for a city built above. 


In this land of dangers going here and there 

Trusting in the blessed Saviours love; 

Tho' we may be strangers, in this world of care, 

Looking for a city built above.