Fling Wide Thy Gates, O Church

Fling wide thy gates, O Church

Author: J. H. Kuhlman (1927)
Tune: BETHLEHEM (Madan)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Fling wide thy gates, O Church,
Thy door, O weary heart!
Behold, the King of glory comes,
And never would depart!

2 O Zion, rise and shine!
No more by sin enticed;
The night is spent, and brightly dawns
The day of Jesus Christ!

3 Behold, saith He, I stand
And knock at ev'ry door,
And where I enter with My light,
There darkness reigns no more.

4 Come in, dear Lord, we pray,
Come in, Thou Blessed One,
That henchforth, in each word and deed,
Thy bidding may be done.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #335

Author: J. H. Kuhlman

Johann Heinrich Kuhlmann (John Henry) studied at Capitol University and preached at the Lutheran Church in Loudinville, Ohio. Along with his brother Rev. Edward Kuhlman (Oil City, Pa.) he painted frescoes inside rural Ohio churches. J. H. Kuhlmann's great granddaughter Go to person page >

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First Line: Fling wide thy gates, O Church
Title: Fling Wide Thy Gates, O Church
Author: J. H. Kuhlman (1927)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1930.

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