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Gates of the beautiful, golden and bright

Gates of the beautiful, golden and bright

Author: Arthur W. French
Tune: [Gates of the beautiful, golden and bright]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Gates of the beautiful, golden and bright,
Guarding that city of splendor and light;
Oft I behold thee, in distance and dream,
Flash in the sunlight of heavenly gleam.

Refrain
Gates ajar for me, beautiful gates ajar for me;
City of gold with joys untold,
Beautiful gates ajar for me.

2. Gates of the beautiful, lofty and grand,
Swung by the touch of some bright angel hand;
Down form the portals there floats a sweet song,
Waked by the lips of the purified throng. [Refrain]

3. Gates of the beautiful, gates of pure gold,
How can I picture your glories untold?
Eagerly yearning my spirit doth wait
Till I shall come to the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1684

Author: Arthur W. French

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First Line: Gates of the beautiful, golden and bright
Author: Arthur W. French

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The Cyber Hymnal #1684
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The Cyber Hymnal #1684

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