Will heaven's gates swing wide for me

When I cross death's silent river

Author: J. W. Jaggars
Tune: [When I cross death’s silent river]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 When I cross death’s silent river
I shall find my loved ones there,
Waiting for me, waiting for me;
Those who’ve gone so long before me,
And Christ’s blessings fully share,
Waiting for me, waiting for me.

Refrain:
Waiting for me, waiting for me;
I shall see them when I cross the wonderful sea;
I shall join the snow-white angels,
There to live eternally,
Waiting for me, waiting for me.

2 Oft I think of my dear father
Who now lives on that blest shore,
Waiting for me, waiting for me;
With what gladness he will welcome,
When my life’s work here is o’er!
Waiting for me, waiting for me. [Refrain]

3 I can almost hear the singing
Of redeemed ones in that land,
Waiting for me, waiting for me;
And I know that will be glory,
When I join that happy band.
Waiting for me, waiting for me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13063

Author: J. W. Jaggars

Born: Circa 1879, probably in Cullman County, Alabama. Jaggars was living in Cullman County, Alabama, in 1900 & 1910. In 1920 & 1930, he was in Grady County, Oklahoma. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I cross death's silent river
Title: Will heaven's gates swing wide for me
Author: J. W. Jaggars
Refrain First Line: Waiting for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13063
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13063

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