Meet Gene Larson!
Today I welcome Gene to my blog and invite you to read his perspective on Resurrection and New Life.
The Eastern Gate is a song that at first blush seems to dwell, as much of the related music also does, on our individual deaths and the condition of our souls at the time. Perhaps one of the reasons the genre’s following is limited is because so much of the music seems to dwell on this singular and personal topic. The songs we like to sing are more uplifting than the rather somber idea that ultimately we will die and whether or not we will meet the test of the Judge who sits inside the gate.
Then be ready, faithful pilgrim,
Lest with you it be too late.
I will meet you, I will meet you, I will meet you in the morning over there.
Linger near the Eastern Gate,
For I’m coming in the morning;
So you’ll not have long to wait. [Refrain]
For the Bridegroom watch and wait.
He’ll be with us at the meeting. Just inside the Eastern Gate. [Refrain}
With the saints who for us wait!
What a blessèd, happy meeting
Just inside the Eastern Gate! [Refrain]”