1. Open Now Thy Gates Of Beauty

1 Open now thy gates of beauty,
Zion, let me enter there
Where my soul in joyful duty
Waits on Him who answers prayer.
O how blessed is this place,
Filled with solace, light and grace!

2 Lord, my God, I come before Thee,
Come Thou also down to me.
Where I find Thee and adore Thee,
There a heav'n on earth must be.
With Thy grace O enter Thou,
Make my heart Thy temple now.

3 Here Thy praise is gladly chanted,
Here Thy seed is duly sown;
Let my soul, Thy blessing granted,
Precious sheaves bring forth alone.
Grant that all I hear may be
Fruitful unto life in me.

4 Thou my faith increase and quicken,
Let me keep that gift divine;
When temptations come and thicken,
Make Thy Word forever shine
As my guiding star thro' life,
As my comfort in the strife.

5 Speak, O Lord, and I will hear Thee,
Let Thy will be done indeed;
May I undisturbed draw near Thee
While Thou dost Thy people feed;
Here of life the fountain flows,
Here is balm for all our woes.


Text Information
First Line: Open now thy gates of beauty
Title: Open Now Thy Gates Of Beauty
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1734)
Author: B. Schmolk (1862)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: Opening of Worship
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 7 7
Key: C Major

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