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The open gate

I've heard them sing again and again

Author: Lizzie Underwood
Tune: [I’ve heard them sing again and again]
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I’ve heard them sing again and again,
Of a gate that stands ajar,
Of a sunny clime, and golden plain,
And a sinless land afar;
But when I have past the chilly tide,
And enter my home above,
I believe the gate will open wide,
On its golden hinge of love.

It will open wide, yes, open wide;
I’ll pass thro’ its portals free,
And rest in peace on the other side;
It will open wide for me.

2 A welcome home at the open gate,
From a land of angels bright;
Do these for the ransom’d spirits wait,
As it gains the land of light?
We may not know of the joy untold,
The bliss of the other side,
But when I come to the gate of gold,
I believe ‘twill open wide. [Refrain]

3 The sinner’s friend, as He reaches down,
With a Saviour’s wondrous love,
Who prepares a mansion, robe, and crown,
In His shining courts above,
Will gather His flock into the fold,
To the fold beyond the tide;
As they near the gate, the gate of gold,
I believe ‘twill open wide. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #116

Author: Lizzie Underwood

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Text Information

First Line: I've heard them sing again and again
Title: The open gate
Author: Lizzie Underwood
Refrain First Line: It will open wide, yes open wide



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Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d101
Pilgrim's Hymnal, a Book of Choice Songs for the Home and All the Services of the Churches #d97
Songs of Evangelism: for revival and evangelistic services; Bible schools, young people's meetings, and all occasions of Christian work and worship #184Page Scan
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The Christian Church Hymnal #404Page Scan
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The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d84
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The Gospel Song Sheaf: for Sunday schools and young peoples meetings, comprising primary songs, intermediate songs, gospel and special songs, and old hymns and tunes #196Page Scan
The Voice of Praise, a new collection #d70
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