4069. Little Travelers Zionward

1. Little travelers Zionward
Each one entering into rest,
In the kingdom of your Lord,
In the mansions of the blest:
There, to welcome, Jesus waits,
Gives the crown His followers win;
Lift your heads, ye golden gates,
Let the little travelers in!

2. Who are they whose little feet,
Pacing life’s dark journey through,
Now have reached the heavenly seat
They had ever kept in view?
I from Greenland’s frozen land,
I from India’s sultry plain,
I from Africa’s barren sand,
I from islands of the main.

3. All our earthly journey past,
Every tear and pain gone by,
Here together met at last,
At the portal of the sky.
Each the welcome Come! awaits,
Conquerors over death and sin;
Lift your heads, ye golden gates,
Let the little travellers in.

Text Information
First Line: Little travelers Zionward
Title: Little Travelers Zionward
Author: James Edmeston (1846)
Meter: 77.77 D
Language: English
Source: Infant Breathings, 1846, number 25
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Evidently written for a child's funeral. Alternate tunes: BENEVENTO, arranged from Samuel Webbe, Sr., 1792; MADRID (CARR), arranged by Benjamin Carr, 1824; MESSIAH, Louis J. Hérold, 1830; arranged by George Kingsley, 1838; SABBATH, arranged by Lowell Mason, 1824
Tune Information
Name: ENNIUS
Meter: 77.77 D
Incipit: 32117 12543 21713
Key: G Major
Source: Har­mo­nia Sacra
Copyright: Public Domain



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