Beautiful Beckoning Hands

Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight

Author: Charles C. Luther
Tune: [Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight] (Luther)
Published in 47 hymnals

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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.”

Refrain:
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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The Cyber Hymnal #388
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