The shining way

The pearly gates are open wide, I see the bright array

Author: John P. Ellis
Published in 19 hymnals

Author: John P. Ellis

John P Ellis USA 1820-1896. A life-long resident of Flushing, Queens, NY, he was active in his community as a civic leader and speaker, militia captain (police justice officer and member of the Union Riflemen in 1839). In 1848 the newspaper “Family Companion” relates a presentation to him of a fine sword and epaulettes given him by fellow unit members. He was an inventor, having held two patents for window sash locks and a waterproof safe. He was also a poet and hymnist. His poetry was first published in the early 1840s and hymns in 1850. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The pearly gates are open wide, I see the bright array
Title: The shining way
Author: John P. Ellis
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #125

Beautiful Songs of Heaven #d94

Hallowed Songs #d324

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Hallowed Songs #393

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Hallowed Songs #83

Happy Voices #d186

Heart and Voice #d168

Heart and Voice #d173

New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d58

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Precious Hymns #324

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Royal Praise for the Sunday School #151

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Song Garland; or, Singing for Jesus #53

The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d146

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The Diadem #66

The Gem #d148

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d190

The Saint John's Church Sunday School Hymn Book #d96

The Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d106

The Singing Pilgrim #d168

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