Beautiful Beckoning Hands

Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight

Author: Charles C. Luther
Tune: [Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight] (Luther)
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1 Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight,
Faces all shining with radiant light,
Eyes looking down from yon heavenly throne,
Beautiful hands they are beckoning “come.”

Beautiful hands, beckoning hands,
Calling the dear ones to heavenly lands;
Beautiful hands, beckoning hands,
Beautiful, beautiful, beckoning hands.

2 Beckoning hands of a mother whose love
Sacrificed life, its devotion to prove;
Hands of a father to memory dear,
Beck’ning up higher the waiting ones here. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful hands of a little one, see,
Baby voice calling, oh, mother, to thee,
Rosy cheeked darling, the light of the home,
Taken so early is beckoning “come.” [Refrain]

4 Beckoning hands of a husband or wife,
Waiting and watching the loved one of life;
Hands of a brother, a sister, or friend,
Out from the gateway tonight they extend. [Refrain]

5 Brightest and best of that glorious throng,
Center of all and the theme of my song;
Jesus, our Saviour, the pierced One stands,
Lovingly calling with beckoning hands. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #252

Author: Charles C. Luther

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Text Information

First Line: Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight
Title: Beautiful Beckoning Hands
Author: Charles C. Luther
Refrain First Line: Beautiful hands, beckoning hands



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