1 There is a gate that stands ajar,
And through its portals gleaming,
A radiance from the cross afar,
The Saviour’s love revealing.
O depth of mercy! Can it be,
That gate was left ajar for me?
For me, for me?
Was left ajar for me?
2 That gate ajar stands free for all
Who seek through it salvation;
The rich and poor, the great and small,
Of ev'ry tribe and nation. [Refrain]
3 Press onward, then, though foes may frown,
While mercy’s gate is open;
Accept the cross and win the crown,
Love’s everlasting token. [Refrain]
4 Beyond the river’s brink we’ll lay
The cross that here is given,
And bear the crown of life away,
And love Him more in heaven. [Refrain]
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #616
|First Line:||There is a gate that stands ajar, And through its portals gleaming|
|Title:||The open gate|
|Refrain First Line:||O depth of mercy! Can it be|