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The pearly gate

The door of God's mercy is open

Author: Ellen Oliver
Tune: [The door of God's mercy is open]
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The door of God’s mercy is open,
To all who are weary of sin.
And Jesus is patiently waiting,
Still waiting, to welcome you in.

"Come," says the Savior, "come enter the gate;
I watch by the portals both early and late,
Lest some precious soul, not far from the goal,
Should wander away into darkness and hate,
And miss it forever, the pearly gate."

2 The world is e’er wantonly wooing
Your soul from the ways of the blest;
But Jesus is tenderly bidding
You turn to His heavenly rest. [Refrain]

3 So many who hear the glad message
Will never its mandates obey,
But turn from the precious, dear pleadings,
And willfully wander away. [Refrain]

4 Sad hearts there will surely be mourning
Outside of the gateway of life,
And praying to Him they rejected
When earth with gay pleasures was rife. [Refrain]

5 The door of God’s mercy is open,
Invitingly open to all
Who list to the voice of the Master,
And hearing shall heed His sweet call. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11578

Author: Ellen Oliver

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Text Information

First Line: The door of God's mercy is open
Title: The pearly gate
Author: Ellen Oliver
Refrain First Line: Come, says the Savior
Publication Date: 1880
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



The Cyber Hymnal #11578
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #11578

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
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