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The Pearly Gates

The pearly gates of heaven

Author: Rev. W. L. Martin
Tune: [The pearly gates of heaven]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The pearly gates of heaven
Now stand ajar for me;
I’ll soon be in the city,
Where lov’d ones I shall see.
Life’s journey now is ended,
On earth no more I’ll roam;
I’m waiting for the chariot
To come and take me home.

Refrain:
The pearly gates of heav’n now stand, now stand ajar for me,
The gates ajar for me,
The gates ajar for me;
The pearly gates of heav’n now stand, now stand ajar for me,
The gates ajar for me.

2 I’m tired, worn, and weary,
The journey has been long;
But soon I shall be resting
With heaven’s blood-washed throng.
I’ve reached the swelling Jordan,
I can no longer stay;
Although the waves are rolling,
Fearless I’ll launch away. [Refrain]

3 To earth, to home, and lov’d ones,
I bid a last farewell,
And ask you all to meet me,
At home with Christ to dwell.
Away from earth to heaven,
Triumphing, now I soar,
To join the heav’nly chorus,
Rejoicing evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #142

Author: Rev. W. L. Martin

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Text Information

First Line: The pearly gates of heaven
Title: The Pearly Gates
Author: Rev. W. L. Martin
Refrain First Line: The pearly gates of heav’n now stand, now stand ajar for me
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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