The Gates Never Close

I've heard of a beautiful city, Prepared in God's kingdom on high

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I've heard of a beautiful city] (Morris)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 I've heard of a beautiful city
Prepared in God's kingdom on high;
A wonderful city of mansions,
Where none ever sicken or die.

Chorus:
And the gates (The gates) of that beautiful city of gold
Shall never be (Shall never be closed)closed at all by day;
The Lamb, (The Lamb) is the light of that city, we're told;
Those glories never shall pass away. (away.)

2 Its walls are all builded of jasper,
Its streets are all golden and fair;
The ransomed and saved of all ages
Forever are gathering there. [Chorus]

3 They're singing the praises of Jesus,
The Lamb who for sinners was slain;
O'er death and the grave He has triumphed,
And liveth forever to reign. [Chorus]

4 What joy, when the King in His beauty
My wondering eyes shall behold,
To join in the song of the ransomed
Throughout all the ages untold! [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #73

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: I've heard of a beautiful city, Prepared in God's kingdom on high
Title: The Gates Never Close
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: And the gates of that beautiful city of gold

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #73
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