O swing the gates wide open

Representative Text

1 O swing the gates wide open,
Ye angels fair and bright,
The King of glory cometh,
Triumphant in his might.

Chorus:
Sing glory, hallelujah,
The night of death is past;
The resurrection morning
Has dawned on us at last.
Sing glory, hallelujah,
The night of death is past;
The resurrection morning
Has dawned on us at last.

2 Praise God! Sing hallelujah!
The stone is rolled away;
Beyond the tomb is shining
Hope's glad eternal day. [Chorus]

3 O swing the gates wide open,
Our longing eyes would see
The Christ who lives in heaven
To plead for you and me. [Chorus]

4 With songs of adoration
We haste to greet our King,
While thro' the streets so golden
Loud hallelujah's ring. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #214

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O swing the gates wide open
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Sing glory
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