The Portals of Pearl

When entering the portals of pearl

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [When entering the portals of pearl]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When ent’ring the portals of pearl
I’ll meet all the lov’d and the blest,
And gaze on the city of gold,
And see the bright mansions of rest.

O glorious sight! transcendent delight!
The King in His beauty to see;
His image to bear, and His glory to share,
O, that will be heaven for me, for me,
O, that will be heaven for me.

2 Away from these scenes of delight,
My eyes I shall hasten to turn
To Him who hath ransom’d my soul,
To Jesus, the Lamb on the throne. [Chorus]

3 Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
No object, below or above,
So precious as Jesus to me,
So wondrous, so boundless His love! [Chorus]

4 To dwell in His presence on high,
His own blessed image to bear,—
This, this is the fulness of joy
My spirit is longing to share! [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #134

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When entering the portals of pearl
Title: The Portals of Pearl
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: O glorious sight, transcendent delight



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Gospel Praise Book #d296

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d140

The Gem of Gems #d175

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