Turned Away From the Beautiful Gate

Someone will knock at the saints bright home

Author: David E. Dortch
Tune: [Someone will knock at the saints' bright home]
Published in 52 hymnals

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1 Someone will knock at the saints’ bright home,
And hear the Lord saying, “You cannot come;”
With sadness he’ll mourn o’er his sorrowful state,
Turned away from the beautiful gate.

Refrain:
Turned away from the beautiful gate,
Turned away from the beautiful gate,
With sadness he’ll mourn o’er his sorrowful state,
Turned away from the beautiful gate.

2 Someone will hear the angels’ song,
And wish he could join with the happy throng;
With sighing he’ll mourn o’er his sorrowful state,
Turned away from the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

3 Someone will stand with an aching heart,
While Jesus pronounces the word “depart;”
With groanings he’ll mourn o’er his sorrowful state,
Turned away from the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

4 Someone will linger with tearful eyes,
While Christ and his people ascend the skies,;
With weeping he’ll mourn o’er his sorrowful state,
Turned away from the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

5 Someone will go into darkness drear,
Far off from the Saviour and all that’s dear;
With anguish he’ll mourn o’er his sorrowful state,
Turned away from the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #103

Author: David E. Dortch

Born: March 5, 1851, The­ta, Ten­nes­see. Died: No­vem­ber 9/11, 1928, Ten­nes­see. Buried: Rose Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see. Dortch was teach­ing mu­sic in Mau­ry, Ten­ness­ee, in 1880, and was work­ing as an evan­gel­ist by 1886. His works in­clude: Tid­ings of Joy (Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see: 1878) National Tid­ings of Joy (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion of Amer­i­ca, 1878) Gospel Mel­o­dies, with Will­iam Dale & Charles Pol­lock (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Cum­ber­land Pres­by­ter­ian Pub­lish­ing House, 1890) Spirit and Life, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Chris­tian Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, 1893)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Someone will knock at the saints bright home
Title: Turned Away From the Beautiful Gate
Author: David E. Dortch
Refrain First Line: Turned away from the beautiful gate
Copyright: Public Domain; Public Domain

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