The open portal

I am sitting at the portal

Author: F. M. Ellis
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am sitting at the portal,
With the sapphire gates ajar,
Where the eyes of hope immortal
Catch the gleaming world afar.
I’m sitting, I’m sitting at the portal,
I’m sitting, I’m sitting,
I’m sitting at the portal.

2 I am longing for that music,
Stealing thro’ the open door,
And my weary heart grows homesick,
For that land where sin’s no more.
I’m longing, I’m longing at the portal,
I’m longing, I’m longing,
I’m longing at the portal.

3 I am waiting for those loved ones,
Who are with the angel throng,
To come and bid me welcome;
But their coming seems so long.
I’m waiting, I’m waiting at the portal,
I’m waiting, I’m waiting,
I’m waiting at the portal.

4 I am hoping that the Master,
When my hour is fully come,
Will give my soul a welcome,
With the words, “’Tis done—well done!”
I’m hoping, I’m hoping at the portal,
I’m hoping, I’m hoping,
I’m hoping at the portal.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9607

Author: F. M. Ellis

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Text Information

First Line: I am sitting at the portal
Title: The open portal
Author: F. M. Ellis
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9607
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9607

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