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There is a gate, O bless the Lord

There is a gate, O bless the Lord

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [There is a gate! O bless the Lord]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There is a gate! O bless the Lord,
The way to Eden since the fall
Has not been barred by flaming sword,
Or high impenetrable wall.

Knock, and it shall be opened unto you!
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you!
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you!
Seek, and ye shall find.

2 There is a gate! O pilgrim soul,
Thy weary journey has an end,—
No keeper there demands a toll;
Who holds the latchet is a friend. [Refrain]

3 It leads to life—that heav’nly gate,
The life that never knows an end;
It opens on a rich estate,
Where happiness and glory blend. [Refrain]

4 But few there be that find that gate;
Their own good works turn them aside,
Or else the world extends a bait,
Whose road is broad, whose gate is wide. [Refrain]

5 It is a strait and narrow gate,
Too strait and narrow for thy sin;
He lays aside his every weight,
Through faith in Christ, who enters in. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #41

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a gate, O bless the Lord
Author: James M. Gray