One By One

They're [They are] gathering homeward from every land

Author: Mary E. Leslie
Tune: [They're gathering homeward from every land] (Ogden)
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1 They are gath’ring homeward from every land,
One by one;
As their weary feet touch the shining strand,
One by one;
Their brows are enclosed in a golden crown;
Their travel-stain’d garments are all laid down;
And cloth’d in white raiment they rest in the mead,
Where the Lamb doth love His saints to lead,
One by one.

2 Jesus, Redeemer, we look to Thee,
One by one;
We lift up our voices tremblingly,
One by one;
The waves of the river are dark and cold,
But we know the place where our feet shall hold;
O Thou who didst pass through at eventide,
Be Thou our strength, and Thy light our Guide,
One by one.

3 Plant Thou Thy feet beside as we tread,
One by one;
On Thee let us lean each drooping head,
One by one;
Let but Thy strong arm around us be twined
We shall cast our cares and fears to the wind;
Saviour, Redeemer, with Thee full in view,
Trustfully, peacefully, shall we pass through,
One by one.


Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #523

Author: Mary E. Leslie

Leslie, Mary Eliza, is daughter of Andrew Leslie, for many years Baptist missionary in Calcutta, was born at Monghyr, Jan. 13, 1831, became a member of her father's church, and having received a superior education, was for eight years Superintendent of an Institution for the education of Hindoo young ladies. Since 1877 Miss Leslie has been engaged in various kinds of philanthropic work in Calcutta. Her publications include:— (1) Ina and Other Poems, 1852. (2) Sorrows and Aspirations, 1858. (3) Heart Echoes from the East; or Sacred Lyrics and Sonnets (London, Nisbet, 1861). (4) The Dawn of Light; a Story for Hindoo Women, 1867. (5) Eastern Blossoms; a Story for native Christian Women, 1875. (6) A Child of the Day, 1882. In the Heart Ec… Go to person page >

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First Line: They're [They are] gathering homeward from every land
Title: One By One
Author: Mary E. Leslie
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gathering home, gathering home
Copyright: Public Domain

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