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Open Wide the Window

Leave off weeping, open wide the window

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Leave off weeping, open wide the window]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Leave off weeping, open wide the window,
Look tow’rd Jerusalem today;
Christ is risen, banishing the darkness,
Look tow’rd the Light, and pray.

Open wide the window,
Let the light shine in, let the light shine in,
Driving out our sadness,
Healing all the wounds of sin.

2 Leave off sighing, open wide the window,
Bid Jesus welcome, bid Him stay;
Joy the anthem, sing aloud Hosanna,
Look tow’rd the Light, and pray. [Refrain]

3 Singing, praying, open wide the window,
Peace to your soul His life will give;
Christ is risen! tell abroad the message,
Look tow’rd the Light, and pray. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #48

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Leave off weeping, open wide the window
Title: Open Wide the Window
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Open wide the window
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sing His Praise #44

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The King of Kings #48

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