I’ll Not Be a Stranger

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I’ll not be a stranger when I get to that city
I’m acquainted with folks over there
There’ll be friends there to greet me
There’ll be loved ones to meet me
At the gates of that city four square
   
    Through the years, through the tears, they’ve gone one by one
    But they’ll wait at the gate until my race is run
    I’ll not be a stranger when I get to that city
    I’m acquainted with folks over there

I’ll not be a stranger when I get to that city
I’ve a home on the streets paved with gold
I’ll feel right at home there
In that beautiful somewhere
With the loved ones whose memory I hold

I’ll not be a stranger when I get to that city
There’ll be no lonely days over there
There’ll be no stormy weather
But a great time together
On the streets of that city four square