God Has Opened All the Gates Between

There's a city bright and fair, In that country over there (Oatman)

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [There's a city bright and fair] (Entwisle)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a city bright and fair
In that country over there,
Nothing like it here was ever seen;—
Some bright morning, we are told,
We shall reach those streets of gold,—
God has opened all the gates between.

Chorus:
O that city, bright and fair,
Waiting for us over there,—
What tho’ trials here may intervene?
Kept by his unfailing grace,
We shall surely reach that place, —
God has opened all the gates between.

2 On the journey to that land,
he will help his saints to stand,
As upon his loving arm we lean;
We shall overcome our foes
And the dangers that oppose,—
God has opened all the gates between. [Chorus]

3 Many loved ones gone before
Now are waiting on that shore,
Standing on those hills of living green;
Soon we’ll meet them face to face,
For we’re sure to reach that place,—
God has opened all the gates between. [Chorus]

4 Free from ev’ry stain of sin,
With our Lord we’ll enter in,
After we have cross’d death’s rolling stream;
For each door is open wide
Since the blessed Savior died,—
God has opened all the gates between. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #68

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a city bright and fair, In that country over there (Oatman)
Title: God Has Opened All the Gates Between
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: O that city, bright and fair
Copyright: Public Domain

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Corn In Egypt #80

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Evangelistic Edition of Heavenly Sunlight #10

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Our Hymns #98

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Songs for Work and Worship #68

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #198

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