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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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #154Page Scan
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #42Page Scan
Crowning Day No. 3 #116TextAudioPage Scan
Fountain of Praise #d45
Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d111
Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d204
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
Spiritual Evangel: a Book of Songs with Soul Appeal #d80
Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d98
The Christian Church Hymnal #404Page Scan
The Gospel Call #d23
The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d84
The Gospel Call: choice songs for revivals, Sunday-schools and the church #40Page Scan
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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