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The meeting at the door

There's a thought that ever cheers me

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [There's a thought that ever cheers me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There’s a tho’t that ever cheers me
Tho’ dark clouds beset my way,
Tho’ the thorns upon my pathway vex me sore.
All the clouds will change to sunshine,
On that bright and glorious day,
When the loved ones come to meet me at the door.

What a meeting, what a greeting,
When we join the loved ones on the golden shore,
What a meeting, what a greeting,
When the loved ones come to meet us at the door.

2 They have left this vale of sorrow,
They have left this land of night,
They are with the blest of ages gone before,
They are basking in the sunshine,
In the summerland of light,
And I long to see their faces at the door. [Refrain]

3 They are waiting over Jordan,
By the great white throne of God,
Soon our feet will touch upon the other shore.
And the wintry storms of trouble,
And the stony paths we trod,
Will be lost in that sweet greeting at the door. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #190

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a thought that ever cheers me
Title: The meeting at the door
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: What a meeting, what a greeting
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