Outside the gate, and yet so near the fountain

Outside the gate, and yet so near the fountain

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Outside the gate, and yet so near the fountain]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Outside the gate, and yet so near the fountain
Where thou dost yearn to cool thy aching brow;
Outside the gate, thy only hope of mercy,
O weary heart, say, why not enter now?

Oh, enter now! say, why not enter now?
Believe on him who gave his life for thee;
Believe on him, and at his hand receive
The precious gift of pardon full and free.

2 Outside the gate, amid a thousand dangers,
A thousand ills thou hast no strength to meet,
And yet a step would change thy lost condition,
And bring thy soul to rest at Jesus’ feet. [Refrain]

3 Outside the gate, thy only place of refuge;
Oh, think how soon may end thy fleeting day;
The sun that rose upon its cloudless morning
May set in gloom and pass in tears away. [Refrain]

4 Outside the gate, and yet the Saviour tarries
And waits to hear thy penitential prayer;
He opens wide the portals of his mercy;
Delay no more, but haste to enter there. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #37

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Outside the gate, and yet so near the fountain
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, enter now, say, why not enter now
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Gloria in Excelsis #d548

Gloria in Excelsis #d338

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Joyful Sound #37

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #58

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Sacred Trio #213

The Praise Hymnal #d354

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The Sacred Trio #213

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