40. The gate of life stands wide

The gate of life stands wide,
For Christ hath entered in;
Now fearless mount the upward path,
Nor dread the power of sin;
For sin and death are slain
By Him Who rose again.

'Twas on the Cross He died,
And death a victory won;
Short-lived as night that flies before
The rising of the sun;
For death by Christ was slain,
Who died to live again.

The might of sin prevailed,--
Its cruel hate and scorn;
It drove the cruel spear and nails,
And crowned the Christ with thorn;
The spear was broke in twain,
By Christ Who rose again.

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Up, mortals! life is yours,
The prize is yours to win;
For Christ hath vanquished by His might
The power of death and sin;
For sin and death were slain,
By Christ Who rose again.

To Thee, O Christ, be praise,
Whose power decayeth never;
To Father, and to Holy Ghost,
Be laud and glory ever;
For death by Christ was slain,
Who died to live again.

Text Information
First Line: The gate of life stands wide
Title: The gate of life stands wide
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6,6,8,6,6,6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1920
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