Will the Pearly Gates Be Open

When the Lord shall come to call you

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [When the Lord shall come to call you]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the Lord shall come to call you,
Whether it be noon or night,
And the hand of death enthrall you,
Shut your eyes from earthly light.

Will the pearly gates be open,
Will the Saviour meet you there,
Shall you be among the ransom’d
And their glorious portion share?

2 Midst the busy whirl of pleasure,
Soft, but yet distinctly heard,
Come the sounds with steady measure,
List, and heed the warning word. [Refrain]

3 By the ever pressing hurry
Of the sins which conscience drown,
In a life of toil and worry,
Do not put the question down. [Refrain]

4 Seek the Saviour, you shall find him,
He will take your sins away,
You can answer then the question,
Tho’ it comes by night or day. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #143

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the Lord shall come to call you
Title: Will the Pearly Gates Be Open
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Will the pearly gates be open
Copyright: Public Domain



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Boundless Love #92

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The Service of Praise #143

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