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Lord of mercy, at Thy gate

Lord of mercy, at Thy gate

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Lord of mercy, at Thy gate,
Needy souls imploring pray;
Have we come, Good Lord, too late?
Must we turn in grief away?

Young and old Thy mercy claim,—
Some are early at the gate,
Some are late to own Thy name,
Surely none, though late, too late!

Blessed, who with morning sun,
Hopeful at Thy portals wait;
Yea, and when the day is done,
Blessed they who find the gate.

Ah, Good Lord, when Thou wert here,
Homeless, in our world of sin,
Few, to give Thee warmth and cheer,
Called their weary Lord within.

Sad, repenting, full of fear,
Hoping, doubting, still we wait;
As we call, in mercy hear;—
Open, Lord, to us the gate.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord of mercy, at Thy gate
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.