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The beautiful gates of gold

Are you walking the path that is leading

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Are you walking the path that is leading]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you walking the path that is leading
To the homeland of beauties untold?
Are the pastures in which you are feeding,
Near the beautiful gates of gold?

O the beautiful gates of gold,
O the beautiful gates of gold;
Are you walking today in the heavenward way,
To the beautiful gates of gold?

2 Are you walking the path of delusion,
Far away on the mountains so cold;
Or, the broadway of sin and confusion
Far away from the gates of gold? [Refrain]

3 Soon the journey of earth shall be ending,
And the story of life will be told;
Shall your pathway, unerring, be wending
Tow'rd the beautiful gates of gold? [Refrain]

4 Will you come to the Savior for guidance
To this land rich with blessing untold?
He will show you the pathway of radiance
That will lead to the gates of gold. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #36

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you walking the path that is leading
Title: The beautiful gates of gold
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: O the beautiful gates of gold
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

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