Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.1013

First Line: Beckoning hands at the gateway tonight,

Beckoning hands at the gateway tonight,
Faces a-shining with radiant light;
Eyes looking down from yon heavenly home,
Beautiful hands, they are beckoning Come.

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,
Beckon up higherthe waiting ones here.

3 Beckoning hands of a little one, see !
Baby- voice calling, O mother, for thee ;
Rosy-cheeked darling, the light of the home,
Taken so early, is beckoning Come.

4 Beckoning hands of a husband, a wife,
Watching and waiting the loved one of life ;
Hands of a brother, a sister, a friend,
Out from the gateway to-night they extend.

5 Brightest and best of that glorious throng,
Centre of all, and the theme of their song —
Jesus, our Saviour, the pierced One,
Lovingly calling with beckoning hands.