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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 27 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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.

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 >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Banner Hymns (1st ed) #d60
Bells of Victory #d37
Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d144
Encore: a Collection of Tried and Proven Songs #d45
Eureka Sacred Banner #d44
Favorites Number 1: A Collection of Gospel Songs #22
His Praise #125Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Glory #d72
Lasting Hymns: a collection of songs specially designed for every department of worship and suitable for all services of the churches #199Page Scan
Living Songs of Faith and Hope #d64
One Hundred Favorite Songs of the Salvation Army #d53
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #793Page Scan
Revival Gems No. 1 #d22
Salvation Army Music #d92
Songs of Grace and Truth: for use in religious meetings #28Page Scan
Songs of Redemption #d91
Songs of Summerland #39TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of the Living Way #d28
Songs of Unsearchable Riches #d33
Tears and Triumphs No. 3 #27Page Scan
Tears and Triumphs: For Revivals, Sunday Schools & the Home #221Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d349
The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d133
The Best of All: complete #204Page Scan
The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #106Page Scan
The More Perfect Gospel Hymnal, a Revision of the Cross and Resurrection in Song #d80
The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d70