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The gate of life stands wide

The gate of life stands wide

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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The gate of life stands wide,
For Christ hath entered in;
Now fearless mount the upward path,
Nor dread the power of sin;
For sin and death are slain
By Him Who rose again.

'Twas on the Cross He died,
And death a victory won;
Short-lived as night that flies before
The rising of the sun;
For death by Christ was slain,
Who died to live again.

The might of sin prevailed,--
Its cruel hate and scorn;
It drove the cruel spear and nails,
And crowned the Christ with thorn;
The spear was broke in twain,
By Christ Who rose again.

Up, mortals! life is yours,
The prize is yours to win;
For Christ hath vanquished by His might
The power of death and sin;
For sin and death were slain,
By Christ Who rose again.

To Thee, O Christ, be praise,
Whose power decayeth never;
To Father, and to Holy Ghost,
Be laud and glory ever;
For death by Christ was slain,
Who died to live again.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: The gate of life stands wide
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English