Gathering home within the vail

Time, like a stream is gliding by

Author: P. A. Spurlock
Tune: [Time, like a stream, is gliding by]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Time, like a stream, is gliding by;
We’re on its shore today;
A moment more and we may pass
From mortal sight away.

We’re gathering, we’re gathering,
On life’s celestial shore;
We soon shall meet beyond the stream,
Shall meet to part no more.

2 Thus one by one our friends have passed;
Through pearly gates they glide,
Where gathering hosts of loved ones meet
Far o’er the river tide. [Refrain]

3 This land of rest is hid from view,
Though gentle airs, so calm,
Oft stealing from that viewless shore,
Bring us their breath of balm. [Refrain]

4 We’re gathering home within the veil,
Its heav’nly joys to share,
What glorious greetings will be ours,
To meet our loved ones there. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12868

Author: P. A. Spurlock

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Text Information

First Line: Time, like a stream is gliding by
Title: Gathering home within the vail
Author: P. A. Spurlock
Refrain First Line: We're gathering, we're gathering
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12868
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The Cyber Hymnal #12868

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