You and I

When the gates swing open wide

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [When the gates swing open wide]
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1 When the gates swing open wide,
Shall we enter side by side,
Thro’ the blood once shed on Calvary?
Will the Saviour bid us come,
From His presence ne’er to roam,
Thro’ a glad eternity,
You and I?

Yes, we’ll walk the golden streets together,
You and I,
You and I;
And we’ll leave the city fair, no, never,
You and I,
You and I;
Cleans’d from all our guilt and sin,
With the King of kings shut in,
Life eternal we’ll begin,
You and I.

2 When we stand before the King,
Many trophies may we bring,
And our sheaves at Jesus’ feet lay down;
Precious jewels gathered here,
Won by toil and pray’rs and tears,
Shining stars to deck our crown,
You and I. [Refrain]

3 Yes, we’ll walk the golden street,
And our friends with gladness greet,
Look with joy into the Saviour’s face;
Sing the song the ransomed sing,
While the bells of heaven ring,
When we’ve run life’s weary race,
You and I. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #66

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lifte… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the gates swing open wide
Title: You and I
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: Yes we'll walk the golden streets together
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Gems Number 1 #66

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