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

Representative 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

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… 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
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Banner of Love #d83

Banner of Love Nos. 1, 2 & 3 #d130

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #157

Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d231

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d384

Harvest Bells No. 1 #d101

Heavenly Tidings #d109

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Honey Out of the Rock #20

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Honey Out of the Rock #20

Joy Bells of Heaven #d90

Joy, for use in Sunday School and Gospel Meetings #d106

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Lasting Hymns #223

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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