Throw open the gates

Throw open the gates

Author: Frances L. Mace
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Frances L. Mace

Mace, Frances P., née Laughton, was born in Orono, Maine, Jan. 15, 1836, and married in 1855 to Benjamin H. Mace, a Lawyer of Bangor. Her hymn "Only waiting till the shadows" (Heaven Anticipated), was written in 1854, and printed in a local newspaper, the Waterville Mail (Maine), Sep. 7, 1854, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines. It has attained a wide circulation in Great Britain and America. Full text in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. See Woman in Sacred Song, 1885, p. 139, for counter-claim on behalf of Mrs. F. A. F. Wood-White. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Throw open the gates
Author: Frances L. Mace
Refrain First Line: Open the gates

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