When the pearly gates unfold

I have given up all for Jesus this vain

Author: Herbert H. Booth
Tune: [I have given up all for Jesus]
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 I have found a joy in service
This dear world is much to me;
All its pleasures are augmented
Since the light of truth I see,
Tho’ my friends despise, forsake me,
And on me the world looks cold;
Spirit friends will forget me
When the pearly gates unfold.

Refrain:
Life’s morn will soon be waning,
And its evening bells will toll;
But my heart will know no sadness
When the pearly gates unfold.

2 When the voice of lov’d ones call me,
And the angels whisper low;
I will lean upon the dear ones,
Thro’ the valley as I go;
I will claim their precious promise,
Worth to me a world of gold;
“Fear no evil” “I’ll be with thee,”
When the pearly gates unfold. [Refrain]

3 Just beyond the waves of Jordan,
Just beyond the swelling tide;
Blooms the tree of life immortal,
And the living waters glide;
In that happy land of spirits,
Flowers bloom on hills of gold,
And the angels are awaiting
When the pearly gates unfold. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #39

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: I have given up all for Jesus this vain
Title: When the pearly gates unfold
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Refrain First Line: Life's morn will soon be waning

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