The Eastern Gate

I will meet you in the morning, Just inside the Eastern Gate

Author: Isaiah G. Martin (1905)
Tune: [I will meet you in the morning]
Published in 40 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I will meet you in the morning,
Just inside the Eastern Gate;
Then be ready, faithful pilgrim,
Lest with you it be too late.

Refrain:
I will meet you, I will meet you
Just inside the Eastern Gate over there;
I will meet you, I will meet you,
I will meet you in the morning over there.

2 If you hasten off to glory,
Linger near the Eastern Gate,
For I’m coming in the morning;
So you’ll not have long to wait. [Refrain]

3 Keep your lamps all trimmed and burning;
For the Bridegroom watch and wait;
He’ll be with us at the meeting
Just inside the Eastern Gate. [Refrain]

4 Oh, the joys of that glad meeting
With the saints who for us wait!
What a blessed, happy meeting
Just inside the Eastern Gate! [Refrain]

Author: Isaiah G. Martin

Martin, Isaiah Guyman. (Gentry County, Missouri, April 18, 1862--August 23, 1957, Pasadena, California). Richmond School of Music; Missouri (now Kansas) Wesleyan; Iliff School of Theology. Married in 1905, two sons, one daughter. Converted at age 12, joined the Baptist Church; 1893 joined the Methodist Church and began his ministry. 1903 joined the Church of the Nazarene and in 1905 was appointed District Superintendent of "all the territory east of the Rocky Mountains." Pastored First Church of the Nazarene, Chicago; evangelist. Tenor soloist; composed songs as a hobby (around 200), frequently while playing the reed organ. "Eastern Gate" is probably his most familiar hymn. It was written as a tribute to Dr. P.F. Bresee's traditional far… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will meet you in the morning, Just inside the Eastern Gate
Title: The Eastern Gate
Author: Isaiah G. Martin (1905)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: English

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1311
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #1068
  • The_Eastern_Gate.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Eastern_Gate.sib (SIB, Scorch)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #1311TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #1068TextScoreAudio
Include 38 pre-1979 instances



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