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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

Full 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



Instances (1 - 29 of 29)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Anthems from the Throne #122Page Scan
Beautiful Songs of Heaven #d79
Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #155Page Scan
Full Salvation Hymnal #d140
Glad Hallelujahs #d117
Golden Songs: for the Sabbath School, Sanctuary and Social Worship #102Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book #d194
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #97
Gospel Praise Book: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions #97Page Scan
Quartette: containing Songs for the Ransomed, Songs of Love Peace and Joy, Gems of Gospel Song, Salvation Echoes, with one hundred choice selections added #313Page Scan
Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #214Page Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #214
Salvation Army Music #d194
Salvation Echoes: for Sabbath School, Gospel, Prayer and Praise Meetings #10aPage Scan
Songs and Solos used by the Christian Crusaders in their Special Soul-Saving Work: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir, and home #73Page Scan
Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir and home #195Page Scan
Songs of Saving Power #d160
Songs of Victory #110Page Scan
The Camp Meeting Singer #d13
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d278
The Epworth Hymnal: containing standard hymns of the Church, songs for the Sunday-School, songs for social services, songs for the home circle, songs for special occasions #267Page Scan
The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #134Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #162Page Scan
The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #33TextAudioPage Scan
The New Song: consisting of very choice notes of redemption, embracing new original,and also selcted songs, appropriate for prayer and revivial meetings #198Page Scan
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d612
The Zion Songster for Sabbath Schools (Nos. 1 and 2 combined) #7Page Scan
Winnowed Hymns: a collection of sacred songs, especially adapted for revivals, prayer and camp meetings #15Page Scan
Wreath of Praise #d78
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