At the Golden Gate

At the golden gate our loved are waiting

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [At the golden gate our loved are waiting]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 At the golden gate our lov’d are waiting,
Gather’d there beyond the great divide;
And at times we hear their tender voices
Calling to us from life’s other side.

Refrain:
At the golden gate our lov’d are waiting,
They who once this earthly journey trod;
And with beck’ning hands they bid us welcome,
Welcome to the Paradise of God.

2 O how thin the veil that lies between us
And the friends so dear we lost a while!
We may almost see their radiant faces,
We may almost catch their gracious smile. [Refrain]

3 All the sons of God are but one fam’ly
Whether on this earthly plane below
Or up there on yonder heights of glory;
We are join’d in heart with them, we know. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #121

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: At the golden gate our loved are waiting
Title: At the Golden Gate
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: At the golden gate our lov'd are waiting
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1943.
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