I heard a sermon that was recorded in the 1980s. The speaker was Dr. Paul E. Toms, who at the time was senior pastor at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. In his sermon, Dr. Toms referenced a hymn, but he didn't mention the title. My mother and I would really like to find this hymn. We would be very grateful for any clues or ideas that you might have! Here is what I know:
The hymn is about a man who lived and died. At the gates of Heaven, the gatekeeper said, "On whose authority should I let you in? The man replied:
"I come in the name of Jesus.
For me He bled and died."
And the pearly gates swung open
and welcomed him inside.
This was all that Dr. Toms mentioned about the hymn itself; unfortunately, he did not mention the title. Dr. Toms did mention that a certain visitor to Park Street Church, "Bill Hoyt" (or possibly "Hoight" or similar; since I only have the sermon on audio, I don't know the spelling) sang this hymn at the church. (But since I'm not sure if "Bill Hoyt" is a famous person or not, I'm not sure if this is a helpful bit of information.)
Unfortunately, this is all that I know. We will be really grateful for any clues that you might have! Thank you!