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Open the gates of prayer

Jesus, my Lord, thy voice I hear

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Jesus, my Lord, Thy voice I hear] (Gabriel)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my Lord, Thy voice I hear
Bidding me now by faith draw near,
Near to the fount so pure within,
Cleansing my soul from every sin.

Refrain:
Jesus, my Lord, I come to Thee;
Open the gate of prayer for me!
I come to Thee, I come to Thee,
Open the gate of prayer for me.

2 Jesus, my trust, this heart is Thine,
Kept by the pow’r of grace divine;
Help me to rise my cares above,
Filled with Thy deep, unbounded love. [Refrain]

3 Jesus, my life, O guide y way
Onward from earth to endless day.
Soon may I reach the heav‘nly shore,
There to abide forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #59

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, my Lord, thy voice I hear
Title: Open the gates of prayer
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Jesus, my Lord, I come to thee

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #59

Golden Bells #53

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #59

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