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Faith reveals in untold beauty

Faith reveals in untold beauty

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Faith reveals in untold beauty]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Faith reveals in untold beauty,
What no mortal eye can see;
‘Tis a vision fair and glorious,
Of the gates ajar for me.

Gates ajar, gates ajar, of that city I see,
As I sail upon the billows of Times resistless sea;
“Yes, I think I see that city, and the lighthouse on the shore,”
And I hear the angels singing thro’ the gates ajar.
O come angel band,
Come and around me stand;
O bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home.

2 Lord, I know I am not worthy
Of myself, to be Thine own,
But I know Thou wilt not fail me,
When I kneel before Thy throne. [Refrain]

3 Fearless when I wait the boatman,
Who shall bear me o’er the sea,
To that fair and blessed harbor,
With its gats ajar for me. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #12

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faith reveals in untold beauty
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Gates ajar