The open gate

There is a gate that stands ajar, And through its portals gleaming

Author: Lydia Baxter
Tune: [There is a gate that stands ajar]
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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]

Glorious Gospel Hymns, 1931 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Lydia Baxter

Baxter, Lydia, an American Baptist, was b. at Petersburg, N. York, Sep. 2, 1800, married to Mr. Baxter, and d. in N. Y. June 22, 1874. In addition to her Gems by the Wayside, 1855, Mrs. Baxter contributed many hymns to collections for Sunday Schools, and Evangelistic Services. Of these, the following are the best known:— 1. Cast thy net again, my brother. Patient toil. Given in the Royal Diadem, N. Y., 1873. 2. Go, work in my vineyard. Duty. Also given in the Royal Diadem, 1873, and Mr. Sankey's S. & Solos, No. 4. 3. I'm kneeling, Lord, at mercy's gate. Lent. In Coronation Hymns, &c, N. Y., 1879. 4. I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done. Longing for rest. Royal Diadem. 1873. 5. In the fadeless s… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a gate that stands ajar, And through its portals gleaming
Title: The open gate
Author: Lydia Baxter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O depth of mercy! Can it be



The Cyber Hymnal #1685
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Small Church Music #5983
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Timeless Truths #204
  • The_Gate_Ajar_for_Me.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Gate_Ajar_for_Me.xml (XML)


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