The world throws wide its brazen gates

The world throws wide its brazen gates

Author: John Weiss
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: John Weiss

Weiss, Rev. John. (Boston, Massachusetts, June 28, 1828 [sic]--March 9, 1879, Boston). He graduated from Harvard College in 1837, and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1843. He was ordained minister of the First Church, (Unitarian), Watertown, Mass., in 1843; was minister of the First Church, New Bedford, Mass., 1847-1858; and served the church at Watertown again 1862-1869. He was a leader in the anti-slavery movement and a prolific author of books and essays. For Visitation Day at the Divinity School, 1843, he wrote a hymn beginning "A wondrous star our pioneer," which was included in the Book of Hymns, 1846, compiled by S. Longfellow and S. Johnson, and in their later book, Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. The Book of Hymns also included in a… Go to person page >

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First Line: The world throws wide its brazen gates
Author: John Weiss

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #465

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #738

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #738

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d673

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The Gospel Psalmist #352

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