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Fling Wide the Gates!

Fling wide the gates! I hear the angels singing

Author: Evangeline Booth
Tune: [Fling wide the gates, I hear the angels singing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Fling wide the gates! I hear the angels singing,
Fling wide the gates! I hear bright music ringing;
A warrior soul from this poor world is winging
Toward the glory of the golden strand.
Toil and fear, a soldier’s spear,
Left behind the grave, proved His pow’r to save;
Hear the crowned the anthem swell,
“Conqu’ror over death and hell.”

2 Fling wide the gates! A life of warfare ended;
Fling wide the gates! A soldier brave ascended;
Life’s battle won, the cause of Christ defended,
More than conqu’ror through the pow’r of God.
With a bound at trumpet sound,
From its bond of clay, winged his soul away;
Hear the crowned the anthem swell,
“Conqu’ror over death and hell.”

3 Fling wide the gates! Through Christ his work accomplished;
Fling wide the gates! His toils for others finished;
Laid down the sword, the cross for crown relinquished,
Hallelujahs fill the earth and sky.
Struggling hard and battle-scarred,
Makes the golden shore, greets those gone before;
Hear the crowned the anthem swell,
“Conqu’ror over death and hell.”

4 Fling wide the gates! With hearts of glory brilliant;
Fling wide the gates! His entry made abundant:
Triumphant soul, with escort host resplendent,
Stands before the holy throne of God.
Burning brand in every land
Blazed a holy trail, heav’n and earth do hail!
Hear the crowned the anthem swell,
“Conqu’ror over death and hell.”

Author: Evangeline Booth

General Evangeline Cory Booth, OF, (December 25, 1865 – July 17, 1950) was the 4th General of the Salvation Army from 1934 to 1939. She was its first female General. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fling wide the gates! I hear the angels singing
Title: Fling Wide the Gates!
Author: Evangeline Booth
Meter: 11.11.11.9.7.10.7.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear the crowned the anthem swell

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Timeless Truths #1096

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