110. Gates of Zion

1 Open now thy gates of beauty,
Zion, let me enter there,
Where my soul in joyful duty
Waits for Him Who answers pray’r.

Gates of Zion, Gates of Zion,
Here the living water flows;
Gates of Zion, Gates of Zion,
Here is balm for all our woes.

2 Yes, my God, I come before Thee,
Come Thou also unto me;
Where we find Thee and adore Thee,
There a heav’n on earth must be. [Refrain]

3 Thou my faith increase and quicken,
Let me keep Thy gift divine;
Howsoe’er temptations thicken;
May Thy word still o’er me shine. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Open now thy gates of beauty
Title: Gates of Zion
Original Language: German
Author: Catherine Winkworth
Refrain First Line: Gates of Zion, Gates of Zion
Publication Date: 1968
Tune Information
Name: [Open now thy gates of beauty]
Composer: J. S. Fearis

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