The gates of heaven opened wide,
I saw my Savior’s face!
Pain disappeared in glorious rest
While tears dissolved in grace.
My Lord stretched out His arms of love
And called me, “Child come home.”
I entered heaven’s glorious day-
No more on earth I’ll roam.
He smiled and said, “Well done,” to me,
The words I’d longed to hear,
So often I’d imagined them
Yet they were sweeter here.
I can’t describe it all just yet,
I still must take it in,
But here there is no sorrow, tears,
No death, no pain, no sin.
Here all is light and God is near,
Earth’s troubles are repaid,
No fears remain, no doubts assail,
No terrors make afraid.
When you remember me my friend
Remember where I’ve come,
Believe in Jesus Christ alone
And live for heaven’s home.
Christina Joy Hommes