Scripture Verse

The Beautiful gate. Acts 3:10


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in The Gos­pel Way, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1923), num­ber 101.

Music: Oy­my­akon B. E. Hale (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hale’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I bear with pa­tience ev­ery care,
And watch and pray and wait;
For soon the life-crown I shall wear
Beyond the pear­ly gate.


Beyond the beau­ti­ful gate above,
How hap­py I shall be;
At rest with Je­sus and those I love,
For all eter­ni­ty.

In vain the storms of life will sweep
Upon my trust­ing soul,
For I am sure the Lord will keep
And safe­ly guide thru all.


For me my friends in glo­ry wait,
And soon I’ll cease to roam,
And meet them at the pear­ly gate
Of my eter­nal home.


My soul is rest­ing in His love,
And He will lead me right,
Till I am safe with Him above,
Where life is sweet and bright.