In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

The Pearly Gate

When Christ our Lord shall come to reign

Author: E. A. Boynton
Tune: [When Christ our Lord shall come to reign]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When Christ our Lord shall come to reign,
This groaning earth shall smile again;
From sin and death 'twill then be free,
And there in beauty, too, shall be
A city fair, exceeding great,
With golden streets and pearly gate.

Chorus:
Then come, poor sinner, come today,
Lest you should venture to delay;
You'll find yourself at last too late,
And closed for aye the pearly gate.

2. To that fair city comes no night,
For God himself shall be its light;
Unfading splendor fills the place,
And joy lights up each smiling face;
To all the boundless joys that wait
Inside that glitt'ring pearly gate. [Chorus]

3. But he who trusts in Christ our Lord
And lives obedient to his word,
It matters not how poor he be,
He'll find an entrance full and free
And glory in eternal weight
Is found inside that pearly gate. [Chorus]

4. Whatever pathway others trace
We mean by God's assisting grace
To keep the narrow heavenly way,
And then upon the last great day,
When Jesus comes in royal state,
He'll lead us thro' the pearly gate. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #120

Author: E. A. Boynton

(no biographical information available about E. A. Boynton.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Christ our Lord shall come to reign
Title: The Pearly Gate
Author: E. A. Boynton
Refrain First Line: Then come, poor sinner, come today
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12548
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #12548

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.