Little travelers Zionward

Little travelers Zionward

Author: James Edmeston
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1. Little travelers Zionward
Each one entering into rest,
In the kingdom of your Lord,
In the mansions of the blest:
There, to welcome, Jesus waits,
Gives the crown His followers win;
Lift your heads, ye golden gates,
Let the little travelers in!

2. Who are they whose little feet,
Pacing life’s dark journey through,
Now have reached the heavenly seat
They had ever kept in view?
I from Greenland’s frozen land,
I from India’s sultry plain,
I from Africa’s barren sand,
I from islands of the main.

3. All our earthly journey past,
Every tear and pain gone by,
Here together met at last,
At the portal of the sky.
Each the welcome Come! awaits,
Conquerors over death and sin;
Lift your heads, ye golden gates,
Let the little travellers in.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4069

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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Author: James Edmeston

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