I am sweeping through the gates

I am now a child of God, For I'm washed in Jesus' blood

Author: John Parker
Tune: [I am now a child of God] (Phillips)
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 I am now a child of God,
For I'm wash'd in Jesus' blood,
I am watching, and I'm longing while I wait;
Soon on wings of love to fly
To my home beyond the sky,
To my welcome, as I'm sweeping through the gate.

Refrain:
In the blood of yonder Lamb,
Wash'd of ev'ry stain I am;
Robed in whiteness, clad in brightness,
I am sweeping through the gate.
Robed in whiteness, clad in brightness,
I am sweeping through the gate.

2 I am sweeping through the gate
Where the bless'd for me wait,
Where the weary workers rest for evermore;
Where the strife of earth is done,
And the crown of life is won:
Oh, I'm thinking of the city while I soar. [Refrain]

3 Burst are all my prison bars;
And I soar beyond the stars.
To my Father's house, the bright and blest estate.
Lo! the morn eternal breaks,
And the song immortal wakes!
Robed in whiteness, I am sweeping thro' the gate. [Refrain]

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #99

Author: John Parker

John Parker, born in England, immigrated to the United States about 1847 at the age of 22. He was a Methodist pastor, serving churches in New York and Vermont. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He died in Asbury Park, New York in 1911. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Christian Advocate," Vol. 86, September 28, 1911, P. 1298 (6) Go to person page >

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First Line: I am now a child of God, For I'm washed in Jesus' blood
Title: I am sweeping through the gates
Author: John Parker
Refrain First Line: In the blood of yonder Lamb
Copyright: Public Domain

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