Little Travelers Zionward

Little travelers Zionward, each one entering into rest

Author: James Edmeston
Published in 128 hymnals

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1 Little trav'lers, Zionward,
Each one ent'ring into rest,
In the kingdom of your Lord,
In the mansion of the blest,

There to welcome Jesus waits,
Gives the crowns his follow'rs win;
Lift up your heads, ye golden gates,
And let the children in:
Lift up your heads, ye golden gates,
ye golden gates, ye golden gates:
Lift up your heads, ye golden gates,
and let the children in.

2 Who are they whose little feet,
Pacing life's dark journey through,
Now have reach'd that heavenly seat
They had ever kept in view? [Refrain]

3 "I from Greenland's frozen land;"
"I from India's sultry plain;"
"I from Afric's barren sand;"
"I from islands of the main." [Refrain]

4 "All our earthly journey past,
Every tear and pain gone by,
Here together met at last,
At the portal of the sky!" [Refrain]

5 "Each the welcome 'Come' awaits,
Conqu'rors over death and sin!"--
Lift your heads, ye golden gates,
And let the children in. [Refrain]

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #84

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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First Line: Little travelers Zionward, each one entering into rest
Title: Little Travelers Zionward
Author: James Edmeston
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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