1 Nearing the Gate, with the sun in the west,
As slowly the day is declining;
The rays meet the waves with their bright foaming crest,
The clouds putting on a bright lining.
Nearing the Gate, the fair Golden Gate,
Beyond it the evergreen shore;
Where beauty and sunshine the valleys adorn,
And sorrow shall come nevermore.
2 Nearing the Gate, with the sea tossing high,
‘Mid hardships the journey we’re making.
In port, soon we’ll anchor where perils are o’er,
And billows no longer are breaking. [Refrain]
3 Nearing the Gate, it is life’s closing day,
The “Harbor of Peace” we have sighted;
And O what a rapture will shortly be ours,
At home with our loved ones united. [Refrain]
Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #106
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|Young People's Songs of Praise #106||Nearing the Golden Gate||Nearing the Gate, with the sun in the west||[Nearing the Gate, with the sun in the west]||John R. Clements||Revelation 21:12||1902||Heaven ||