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The numberless host

When we enter the portals of glory,And the great host of ransomed we see

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [When we enter the portals of glory]
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When we enter the portals of glory,
And the great host of ransomed we see,
As the numberless sand of the seashore,
What a wonderful sight that will be.

Numberless as the sand of the seashore,
Numberless as the sand, of the shore,
Oh, what a sight 'twill be
When the ransomed host we see,
As numberless as the sand of the seashore.

2. When we see all the saved of the ages
Who from cruel death partings are free,
Greeting there with a heavenly greeting,
What a wonderful sight that will be. [Chorus]

3. When we stand by the beautiful river,
'Neath the shade of the life-giving tree,
Gazing out o'er the fair land of promise,
What a wonderful sight that will be. [Chorus]

4. When we look on the form that redeemed us,
And his glory and majesty see,
While as King of the saints he is reigning,
What a wonderful sight that will be. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #114

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we enter the portals of glory,And the great host of ransomed we see
Title: The numberless host
Author: Francis A. Blackmer



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d290

Favorite Songs #d29

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Gospel in Song #43

Harvest Bells No.2 #d112

Harvest Bells No. 2 #d107

Highway Songs #d89

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On Joyful Wing #102

Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d82

Singing by the Way #d49

Singing by the Way. Rev. ed. #d63

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Songs of Joy and Gladness #235

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Songs of Perfect Love #47

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #10

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Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings #196

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #89

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s89

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Temple Trio #102

The Christian Union Revival Songster #d91

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The Emory Hymnal #10

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #163

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The Gospel Awakening #114

The New Golden Sheaf #d225

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