1 There is a gate that stands ajar,
And through its portals gleaming
A radiance from the cross afar,
The Savior’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 every 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]
|First Line:||There is a gate that stands ajar, And through its portals gleaming|
|Title:||The Open Gate|
|Meter:||184.108.40.206 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||O depth of mercy! Can it be|