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When the Pearly Gates Unfold

When our feet have reached the summit of the weary hills of earth

Author: Jennie Evelyn Hussey
Tune: [When our feet have reached the summit of the weary hills of earth]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When our feet have reached the summit of the weary hills of earth,
And the morning light is breaking o’er the sea;
Then our hearts shall know no sadness when the mists shall clear away,
And the pearly gates unfold for you and me.

Refrain:
There are hearts shall know no sadness, by and by,
But love, joy and gladness, there on high;
We shall know no care nor sorrow,
On that resurrection day,
When the pearly gates unfold for you and me.

2 Just beyond the river Jordan are sweet fields of living green,
And the fair, immortal flowers we shall see;
While life’s river floweth ever by the great, white throne of God,
When the pearly gates unfold for you and me. [Refrain]

3 Thro’ the valley of the shadow we may journey undismayed,
If we trust His “Fear not, I will be with thee;”
Tho’ we pass amid the waters we shall by His strength be stayed,
‘Till the pearly gates unfold for you and me. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #150

Author: Jennie Evelyn Hussey

Jane Evelyn Hussy was born 8 February 1874 in Henniker, N.H. She was an invalid from rheumatism. She began writing verse as a child. The first were published when she was thirteen. At sixteen she began to write stories, articles and designs for crochet needlework for magazines. In 1898 her first hymns were published. She was a member of the Society of Friends. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When our feet have reached the summit of the weary hills of earth
Title: When the Pearly Gates Unfold
Author: Jennie Evelyn Hussey

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Hymns of the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ #d210

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The Century Gospel Songs #55

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Young People's Songs of Praise #150

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