Welcome to Glory

O when shall I sweep through the gates

Author: Phoebe Palmer
Tune: [Oh, when I shall sweep thro' the gates]
Published in 29 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, when I shall sweep thro’ the gates,
The scenes of mortality o’er,
What then for my spirit awaits?
Will they sing on the glorified shore?

Welcome home! welcome home!
A welcome in glory for me!
Welcome home! welcome home!
A welcome for me!

2 And when from earth’s cares I arise,
And pass through the portals above,
Will shouts, Welcome home to the skies!
Resound through the regions of love? [Refrain]

3 Yes! loved ones who knew me below,
Who learned the new song with me here,
In chorus will hail me, I know,
And welcome me home with good cheer: [Refrain]

4 The beautiful gates will unfold,
The home of the blood-washed I’ll see;
The city of saints I’ll behold!
For, oh! there’s a welcome for me! [Refrain]

5 A sinner made whiter than snow,
I’ll join in the mighty acclaim,
And shout through the gates as I go,
Salvation to God and the Lamb! [Refrain]

Source: The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #33

Author: Phoebe Palmer

Palmer, Phoebe, an American Methodist, b. 1807, and d. in 1874, wrote "Blessed Bible! how I love thee" (Holy Scriptures), and “O! when shall I sweep through the gates" (Heaven Anticipated). The latter is in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O when shall I sweep through the gates
Title: Welcome to Glory
Author: Phoebe Palmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Welcome home! welcome home!
Copyright: Public Domain



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