He the Pearly Gates Will Open

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1 Love divine, so great and wondrous,
Deep and mighty, pure, sublime,
Coming from the heart of Jesus,
Just the same through tests of time!

He the pearly gates will open,
So that I may enter in;
For He purchased my redemption
And forgave me all my sin.

2 Like a dove when hunted, frightened,
As a wounded fawn was I;
Brokenhearted, yet He healed me.
He will heed the sinner's cry. [Chorus]

3 Love divine, so great and wondrous!
All my sins He then forgave;
I will sing His praise forever,
For His blood, His power to save. [Chorus]

4 In life's eventide, at twilight,
At His door I'll knock and wait;
By the precious love of Jesus,
I shall enter heaven's gate. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #609

Author: Frederick A. Blom

Frederick Arvid Blom was born on May 21, 1867, near Enköpking, Sweden. He emigrated to America in the 1890s and joined the Salvation Army in Chicago. He attended North Park College and Seminary, served as a minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church. But he strayed from the church and ended up in prison. After be released from prison, Blom underwent a spiritual revival, and became pastor at a Swedish Congregational Church in Pennsylvania. He returned to his native Sweden in 1921 and died there on May 24, 1927. Sources: Hustad, p. 208 NN, Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/l/o/blom_fa.htm  Go to person page >

Translator: Nathaniel Carlson

Born: Ap­ril 17, 1879, Go­then­burg, Swe­den. Died: Au­gust 2, 1957, Min­ne­a­po­lis, Min­ne­so­ta. Carlson was ed­u­cat­ed at the Free Church Bi­ble School, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, and North­west Bi­ble Coll­ege, Storm Lake, Io­wa. He served as a pas­tor in the Evan­gel­ic­al Free Church, and ed­it­ed the Chi­ca­go­blad­et. The au­thor of ma­ny orig­in­al hymns and trans­la­tions, his works in­clude: Songs of Trust and Tri­umph (three edi­tions, 1929-32) --www.hymntime.com/tch/bio  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love divine, so great and wondrous
Title: He the Pearly Gates Will Open
Swedish Title: Han har öppnat pärleporten
Author: Frederick A. Blom (1917)
Translator: Nathaniel Carlson (c. 1935)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He the pearly gates will open
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Grande amor, sublime, eterno" by Jorge Sánchez and Robert Carlson Savage
Copyright: Public Domain



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