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Beautiful Beckoning Hands

Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight

Author: Charles C. Luther
Tune: [Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight] (Luther)
Published in 49 hymnals

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Representative Text

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.

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]

Source: Songs of Beulah Land, a Revival and Church Songbook #128

Author: Charles C. Luther

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Text Information

First Line: Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight
Title: Beautiful Beckoning Hands
Author: Charles C. Luther
Refrain First Line: Beautiful hands, beckoning hands



The Cyber Hymnal #388
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The Cyber Hymnal #388

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