Scripture Verse

The blood of Jesus Christ…cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7


Words: Ar­ranged by John L. Moore in Gos­pel Voic­es Sup­ple­ment­ed, ed­it­ed by Frank M. Da­vis & E. T. Pound (Barnes­ville, Geor­gia: E. T. Pound, 1890). For an­oth­er ar­range­ment, see I Am Sweep­ing Thro’ the Gate.

Music: John L. Moore (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Moore (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I am now a child of God,
I’ve been washed in Je­sus’ blood,
I am watch­ing and I’m long­ing
While I wait;
Soon on wings of love I’ll fly,
To a home be­yond the sky;
To my wel­come,
As I’m sweep­ing thro’ the gates.


Sweeping thro’ the gates,
Sweeping thro’ the gates,
In the blood of Cal­v’ry’s Lamb,
Washed from ev­ery stain I am;
I am sweep­ing thro’ the gates.

Oh, the bless­èd Lord of light
Now up­holds me by His might,
And His arms en­fold and com­fort
While I wait;
I am lean­ing on His breast;
Oh, the sweet­ness of this rest!
I am sweep­ing thro’ the gates.


I am sweep­ing thro’ the gate,
Where the bless­èd for me wait,
Where the wea­ry work­ers
Rest for­ev­er­more.
Where the strife of earth is done,
And the crown of life is won,
Oh, the glo­ry of that ci­ty just be­fore!


Burst are all my pri­son bars,
And I soar be­yond the stars,
To my Fa­ther’s house,
The bright and blest es­tate;
Lo! the morn eter­nal breaks,
And the song im­mor­tal wakes,
Washed in Je­sus’ blood,
I’m sweep­ing thro’ the gates.