Archive | October 2016



I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
Helen Hunt Jackson

Photo by Aaron Paul Lazar


He the Pearly Gates Will Open


He the Pearly Gates Will Open

Love divine, so great and wondrous,
Deep and mighty, pure, sublime,
Coming from the heart of Jesus.
Just the same through tests of time!

He the pearly gates will open,
So that I may enter in;
For He purchased my redemption
And forgave me all my sin.

Like a dove when hunted, frightened.
As a wounded fawn was I;
Brokenhearted, yet He healed me.
He will heed the sinner’s cry.

Love divine, so great and wondrous,
All my sins He then forgave;
I will sing His praise forever,
For His blood, His power to save.

In life’s eventide at twilight,
At His door I’ll knock and wait;
By the precious love of Jesus,
I shall enter heaven’s gate.

Author: Frederick A. Blom (1917)
Translator: Nathaniel Carlson (1935)
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy

looking forward


The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.

Photo by Elizabeth Pike