Advent Hymnals

890. SWEEPING THROUGH THE GATES

Christ in Song,

1.
Who, who are these beyond the chilly wave,
Just past the borders of the silent grave,
Shouting Jesus' pow'r to save?
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.

Chorus:
Sweeping thro' the gates to the New Jerusalem,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb;
Sweeping thro' the gates to the New Jerusalem,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.

2.
These, these are they who in their youthful days
Found Jesus early, and in wisdom's ways
Proved the fulness of his grace,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.  [Chorus]

3.
These, these are they who in affliction's woes,
Ever have found in Jesus calm repose,
Peace which from a pure heart flows,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.  [Chorus]

4.
These, these are they who in the conflict dire,
Boldly have stood amid the hottest fire;
Jesus now says, "Come up higher;"
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.  [Chorus]

5.
Safe, safe upon the everlasting shore,
Sin, pain, and death, and sorrow all are o'er;
Happy now and evermore,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.  [Chorus]



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Title Sweeping Through the Gates
Key E Major
Titles Sweeping thro' the gates to the New Jerusalem,
First Line Who, who are these beyond the chilly wave
Author T. C. O'K.
Year 1908
Composer T. C. O'Kane
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Tune Who, who are these beyond the chilly wave
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal; The Home Eternal: Meeting in Heaven
Texts Matthew 25:34
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