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Will the Gates of heaven be Open to Me?

When my work is finished, I'm trying to do

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [When my work is finished!]
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When my work is finish’d, I’m trying to do,
For my dear Redeemer, tho’ humble I be;
Will the golden city arise to my view?
Will the gates of heaven be open to me?

Refrain:
Open tome,
Open to me,
Will the gates of heaven be open to me,
Will the golden city arise to my view,
Will the gates of heaven be open to me?

2 When my toilsome journey is ended below,
And my feet, so weary, forever are free,
Will the walls of jasper effulgently flow?
Will the gates of heaven be open to me? [Refrain]

3 When the tears of sorrow, so common to all,
And each scene of trouble completed shall be,
Will the voice of Jesus in tenderness call?
Will the gates of heaven be open to me? [Refrain]

4 Where no death nor sickness can evermore come,
And the loved, if holy, each other shall see,
Will I there be welcomes, no longer to roam?
Will the gates of heaven be open to me? [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #20

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When my work is finished, I'm trying to do
Title: Will the Gates of heaven be Open to Me?
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Open to me

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Banner of Love #d83
Banner of Love Nos. 1, 2 & 3 #d130
Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #157TextPage Scan
Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d231
Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d384
Harvest Bells No. 1 #d101
Heavenly Tidings #d109
Honey Out of the Rock #20Page Scan
Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #20TextAudioPage Scan
Joy Bells of Heaven #d90
Joy, for use in Sunday School and Gospel Meetings #d106
Lasting Hymns: a collection of songs specially designed for every department of worship and suitable for all services of the churches #223Page Scan
Love #d80
Pearls of Paradise #d90
Pearls of Paradise. Abridged ed. #d101
Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d156
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d405
The Song Wreath #d80
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