Throw Open the Gates of the City

Throw open the gates of the city, The beautiful city of gold

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Throw open the gates of the City] (Kurzenknabe)
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Throw open the gates of the city, The beautiful city of gold
Title: Throw Open the Gates of the City
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let the light of the wonderful city
Copyright: Public Domain



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