Love Opened Wide the Door

Love opened wide the door for me

Author: Alfred H. Ackley
Tune: [Love opened wide the door for me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Love opened wide the door for me,
The door that leads to god;
The hand of Jesus turned the key,
And marked that door with blood.

Refrain:
Love opened wide the door for me,
Restored my soul, and set me free;
His life He freely gave, my life to save,
‘Twas love that opened wide the door for me.

2 Love opened wide the door for me,
The door to pard’ning grace,
And clothed my soul with righteousness,
To stand before His face. [Refrain]

3 Love opened wide the door for me,
The door that leads to rest,
My troubled soul found sweet relief
From burdens that oppressed. [Refrain]

4 Love opened wide the door for me,
The door that leads to pow’r,
My weakness changed to glorious strength,
Increasing hour by hour. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs for Service #90

Author: Alfred H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love opened wide the door for me
Title: Love Opened Wide the Door
Author: Alfred H. Ackley
Language: English



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