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The pearly gate

The night is dark, the storm is loud

Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. The night is dark, the storm is loud;
Beneath its force the trees are bow'd;
Yet still the pearly gate I see,
Where angels stand to welcome me.

Refrain:
To welcome me, to welcome me;
The angels stand to welcome me.

2. My heart is sad, deep sorrows roll,
Like streams of fire across my soul;
And yet the pearly gate I see,
Where angels stand to welcome me.

3. With fears without, and foes within,
I seem almost subdued by sin;
And yet the pearly gate I see,
Where angels stand, etc.

4. The road is rough, my feet are sore,
I long to have the journey o'er;
And yet the pearly gate I see,
Where angels stand, etc.

5. My eyes are dim, and faint my breath,
Within me are the seeds of death;
But still the pearly gate I see,
Where angels stand, etc.

6. When life is gone, and in my breast
All grief and fears are hushed to rest,
I hope the pearly gate to see,
Where angels stand, etc.

Grove Songs #2, 1873

Author: Edwin H. Nevin

Nevin, Edwin Henry, D.D., son of Major David Nevin, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1814. He graduated in Arts at Jefferson College, 1833; and in Theology at Princeton Seminary, in 1836. He held several pastorates as a Presbyterian Minister from 1836 to 1857; then as a Congregational Minister from 1857 to 1868; and then, after a rest of six years through ill health, as a Minister of the Reformed Church, first at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then in Philadelphia. Dr. Nevin is the author of several hymns, the more important of which are:— 1. Always with me [us], always with [us] me. Jesus always present. 2. Come up hither, come away. Invitation Heavenward. 3. Happy, Saviour, would I be. Trust. This is given in t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The night is dark, the storm is loud
Title: The pearly gate
Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Refrain First Line: To welcome me, to welcome me

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The Cyber Hymnal #5575
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