Beautiful City Lyrics

Stephen Schwartz


album: Track 17 in album Godspell: The New Broadway Cast Recording
release date: 2011-12-20
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length: 3:48

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( sung by Jesus )

Out of the ruins and rubble
Out of the smoke
Out of our night of struggle
Can we see a ray of hope?
One pale thin ray reaching for the day

We can build a beautiful city
Yes, we can; Yes, we can
We can build a beautiful city
Not a city of angels
But we can build a city of man

We may not reach the ending
But we can start
Slowly but truly mending
Brick by brick, heart by heart
Now, maybe now
We start learning how

We can build a beautiful city
Yes, we can; Yes, we can
We can build a beautiful city
Not a city of angels
But we can build a city of man

When your trust is all but shattered
When your faith is all but killed
You can give up, bitter and battered
Or you can slowly start to build

A beautiful city
Yes, we can; Yes, we can
We can build a beautiful city
Not a city of angels
But finally a city of man.


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Tower of Babble
  • 2 Prepare Ye
  • 3 Save the People
  • 4 Day by Day
  • 5 Learn Your Lessons Well
  • 6 Bless the Lord
  • 7 All for the Best
  • 8 All Good Gifts
  • 9 Light of the World
  • 10 Turn Back, O Man
  • 11 Alas for You
  • 12 By My Side
  • 13 We Beseech Thee
  • 14 Beautiful City
  • 15 On the Willows
  • 16 Finale
  • 17 Beautiful City
  • 18 Learn Your Lessons Well (After Hours)