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When we reach the pearly gates

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1 When we rest on yonder shore,
When our trials all are o’er,
And the long and weary journey all is past;
O how happy we shall be,
As the pearly gates we see,
And remember we’ve been faithful to the last.

O what joy, O what joy,
When with Him we count our vict’ries o’er and o’er,,
O what joy, O what joy,
When we enter into rest for evermore.

2 I would gather sheave to bring,
E’er the heav’nly song I sing,
And would lay them at my blessed Saviour’s feet;
I would labor for the lost,
Never counting once the cost,
That my service for the King might be complete. [Refrain]

3 When the pearly gates swing wide,
He will stand close by my side,
And the bridegroom of my soul I shall behold;
He hath loved me long and well,
And the story He will tell,
As we walk together o’er the sands of gold. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #118

Author: Amelia Minerva Starkweather

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Text Information

First Line: When we rest on yonder shore
Title: When we reach the pearly gates
Author: Amelia Minerva Starkweather
Refrain First Line: O what joy
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Help #118

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