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Open wide the gate of heaven

Open wide the gate of heaven

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Open wide the gate of heaven,
Let the glorious Victor in,
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For to Him alone 'tis given,
Who hath quelled the boast of sin--
To ascend the azure height,
Girt with an all-conquering might.

Night and darkness flew before Him,
Sin and death before Him fell;
Angel hosts in bliss, adore Him!
Who hath spoiled the depths of hell,
And ascends the azure height,
Girt with an all-conquering might.

Ah, the mocking and deriding,
Ah, the Cross on which He hung,
And the night, God's presence hiding,
While the darts of hell were flung,--
Now He mounts the azure height,
Girt with an all-conquering might.

Hail Him now, His task completed,
All He strove for man to win;
Victor, Who the foe defeated--
Death, and hell, and vaunting sin,
For He mounts the azure height,
Girt with an all-conquering might.

Jesus, Lord of life undying!
From the throne where Thou art set,
Heed Thy followers who are sighing,
But can ne'er Thy love forget,
And beyond the azure height,
Raise them by Thy saving might,

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Open wide the gate of heaven
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English



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