All our loved ones are passing away

All our loved ones are passing away

Author: Arthur W. French
Tune: [All our loved ones are passing away]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 All our lov’d ones are passing away,
Like the sweetest and fairest of flow’rs,
Only blossoming just for a day,
On this sorrowful earth land of ours.
They are going from you and from me,
For no longer with us can they wait;
But we know in the glad days to be,
We shall meet by the beautiful gate.

Refrain:
We will meet by the gate, by the beautiful gate,
Where the angels our coming shall wait;
When we cross o’er the tide to the sweet other side,
We will meet by the beautiful gate.

2 Oh, we cherish, in mem’ry’s bright store,
Happy visions no time can efface,
Of the lost ones in glad days of yore,
They who cheer’d us with beauty and grace.
One by one they have faded away,
For no longer on earth could they wait;
But we know in some bright sunny day,
We will meet by the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

3 In that land that is fairest and best,
Where no sorrow can ever betide,
We shall linger at last in sweet rest,
With the lost ones again by our side.
We are wandering home one by one,
To that promised land, weary and late,
And we know when our journey is done,
We will meet by the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #32

Author: Arthur W. French

19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All our loved ones are passing away
Author: Arthur W. French
Refrain First Line: We will meet by the gate

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The Crowning Triumph #d7
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The Shining Way #d3
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