Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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

Representative 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

(no biographical information available about Lizzie Underwood.) Go to person page >

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



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
Page Scan

Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #42

TextAudioPage Scan

Crowning Day No. 3 #116

Fountain of Praise #d45

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d111

Hymns of Grace #d204

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d101

Page Scan

Songs of Evangelism #184

Spiritual Evangel #d80

Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d98

Page Scan

The Christian Church Hymnal #404

The Gospel Call #d23

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d84

Page Scan

The Gospel Call #40

Page Scan

The Gospel Song Sheaf #196

The Voice of Praise, a new collection #d70

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us