At the beautiful gate

There sat by the beautiful temple gate

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [There sat by the beautiful temple gate]
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Representative Text

1 There sat by the beautiful temple gate
A soul in the thrall of sin;
His heart was heavy, so sore His fate,
He wished he might freedom win.

Refrain:
Though silver and gold I have none to give,
Yet this do I offer thee;
In the name of Jesus, the Christ, walk forth
From bondage forever free.

2 He sat by the beautiful temple gate,
As Jesus, the Christ, drew nigh;
He prayed for help, be it soon or late,
Hoped someone would hear his cry. [Refrain]

3 And there by the beautiful temple gate,
The servant of God that day
Broke down the bonds of that sad estate,
And spoke all his fears away. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship Hymns #107

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: There sat by the beautiful temple gate
Title: At the beautiful gate
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Though silver and gold

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