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That Window in the Skies

I have heard some people say

Author: C. H. Gootee
Tune: [I have heard some people say] (Lyon)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I have heard some people say,
Who are in the narrow way,
That they are trusting Jesus now for all;
They have land and houses, too,
But God’s tithes are overdue,
And the blessings they receive are very small.

There’s a window in the skies
That will brighten up your eyes;
There’s a window God will open
When you bring in all your tithes;
There’s a window in the skies
That will fill you with surprise;
That window God will open
When you bring in all your tithes.

2 They have losses but no gain,
And their heart is full of pain,
When business will not go just as it should;
O so little they can give,
For it takes it all to live,
They would like to do such great things if they could. [Refrain]

3 There’s the heathen need the Word,
The glad news they’ve never heard,
These stingy people keep from God His tithes;
And their heart is cold and lone,
There’s no music in their tone,
And they often wipe the teardrops from their eyes. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10548

Author: C. H. Gootee

Early 20th Century Mr. C. H. Gootee of Preston, Md., who has been engaged in mission work in this city for several years, and who has done I evangelistic work in many of the Eastern prisons, has succeeded in forming the National Prisoners Missionary Association; its object being to arrange for Sunday schools and the preaching of the gospel in jails, workhouses, convict camps and long-term prisons throughout the United States, and also distribute Bibles and gospel reading material among prisoners in their cells. The work is undenominational. The office of Mr. Gootee, The president of the associatlon, is in the Midnight Rescue Mission. Library of Virginia Times Dispatch, 15 August 1908  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have heard some people say
Title: That Window in the Skies
Author: C. H. Gootee
Refrain First Line: There's a window in the skies
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10548
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