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I'm Nearing the Gates

I'm nearing the gates of the city, Yon city so bright and so fair

Author: I. Baltzell
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "I'm nearing the gates" of the city,
Yon city so bright and so fair;
With Christ and the angels attending,
Oh, glory! I soon shall be there.

I'm nearing the beautiful gates,
I'm nearing the beautiful gates,
I'm nearing the beautiful gates of the city,
The beautiful city of God.

2 "I'm nearing the gates" of the city,
where death has no terror or sing;
I soon shall be happy forever
With Jesus, my Savior and King [Chorus]

3 "Eternity dawns" like a morning
Of sunshine and beauty most rare;
All glory to Jesus, my Savior,
I'll soon be at home with him there. [Chorus]

Source: Fount of Blessing: a choice collection of sacred melodies, suitable for sunday schools, bible classes, prayer and praise meetings, gospel temperance meetings, and the home circles #113

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm nearing the gates of the city, Yon city so bright and so fair
Title: I'm Nearing the Gates
Author: I. Baltzell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm nearing the beautiful gates
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Fount of Blessing #113

Heavenly Carols #d40

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Songs of the Kingdom #170

Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d66

Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d70

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