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Sweeping Through the Gates

I am now a child of God, I've been washed in Jesus' blood

Author: Anonymous
Tune: [I am now a child of God] (Moore)
Published in 34 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am now a child of God,
I’ve been washed in Jesus’ blood,
I am watching and I’m longing
While I wait;
Soon on wings of love I’ll fly,
To a home beyond the sky;
To my welcome,
As I’m sweeping thro’ the gates.

Sweeping thro’ the gates,
Sweeping thro’ the gates,
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb,
Washed from every stain I am;
I am sweeping thro’ the gates.

2 Oh, the blessèd Lord of light
Now upholds me by His might,
And His arms enfold and comfort
While I wait;
I am leaning on His breast;
Oh, the sweetness of this rest!
I am sweeping thro’ the gates. [Refrain]

3 I am sweeping thro’ the gate,
Where the blessèd for me wait,
Where the weary workers
Rest forevermore.
Where the strife of earth is done,
And the crown of life is won,
Oh, the glory of that city just before! [Refrain]

4 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,
Washed in Jesus’ blood,
I’m sweeping thro’ the gates. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8801

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am now a child of God, I've been washed in Jesus' blood
Title: Sweeping Through the Gates
Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweeping through the gates
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8801
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The Cyber Hymnal #8801

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