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Nearing the Gates

I’m nearing the gates of that city

Author: C. L. Eby
Tune: [I’m nearing the gates of that city]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I’m nearing the gates of that city,
So silently opening wide,
Where angels are waiting my coming,
And peace reigns on every side.
Wide open, ye portals of glory,
For soon in thy joys I will be;
Forever and ever and ever,
Oh, joy! this will be heav’n to me.

2 I’m nearing the gates of that city,
I see them unfolding for me;
I long to cross over and enter,
With Jesus and dear ones to be.
I’m nearing the gates of that city,
Eternity beams bright and fair;
Bright angels are waiting my coming,
And Jesus will welcome me there.

3 I’m nearing the gates of that city,
A pilgrim and stranger no more;
Life’s wearisome journey is over,
And now I see Canaan’s bright shore.
Wide open, ye portals of glory,
For soon in thy joys I will be,
To dwell with my Savior for ever,
From sorrow and trouble set free.

Source: Pearls of Praise #130

Author: C. L. Eby

Early 20th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I’m nearing the gates of that city
Title: Nearing the Gates
Author: C. L. Eby
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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