When on earth no more we gather

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1 When on earth no more we gather, when this life is o’er,
When our barks have left earth’s moorings for the other shore;
When upon this earthly footstool we no longer stay,
Will you meet me in the morning at the gates of day?

Refrain:
Yes, I’ll meet you up in heaven when this life is past,
When the worn and weary pilgrims gather home at last;
Where the light of God is streaming in a fadeless ray,
I will meet you in the morning at the gates of day.

2 When no more in this dear temple we each other greet,
When on earth no more we worship in communion sweet;
When this life and all its troubles shall have pass’d away,
Will you meet me in the morning at the gates of day? [Refrain]

3 Here on earth we leave each other, best of friends must part,
Tho’ at times our hearts are breaking and the tear-drops start;
But from that bright land of beauty we will never stray,
Will you meet me in the morning at the gates of day? [Refrain]

4 Here we talk about the Saviour who for us hath died,
Here we long to sing the praises of the Crucified;
Shall we in that golden country live with him alway?
Will you meet me in the morning at the gates of day? [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #135

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: When on earth no more we gather
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain

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