128. Beckoning Hands

1 Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight,
Resting on Jesus the source of all light;
Eyes looking down upon loved ones at home,
Beautiful white hands, are beckoning, come.

Chorus:
Beautiful hands, Beckoning hands,
Calling the dear ones to heavenly lands;
Beautiful hands, Beckoning hands,
Beautiful, beautiful, beckoning hands.

2 Hands of a mother to mem'ry so dear,
Beckoning higher the waiting ones here;
Angels are watching those beautiful hands,
calling the loved ones, to heavenly lands. [Chorus]

3 Beckoning hands of the little ones gone,
Baby voice calling, oh, father, come home;
Hands of a brother, a sister, a friend,
Out from the gateway tonight they extend. [Chorus]

4 Beckoning hands of a Saviour divine,
Palms that were pleas'd for the sins that were mine;
Hands that were bruised and nailed to the tree,
Seeming to say to us, "Come unto me." [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight
Title: Beckoning Hands
Alterer: H. A. R. Horton
Refrain First Line: Beautiful hands, Beckoning hands
Language: English
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Words used by permission form "Select Songs" by H. A. R. Horton, Dallas, Texas
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight]
Composer: H. A. R. Horton
Arranger: W. T. Dale
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Theme used by permission form "Select Songs" by H. A. R. Horton, Dallas, Texas
Notes: Now Public Domain



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