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

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

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Published in 6 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 >

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First Line: Throw open the gates of the city, The beautiful city of gold
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Refrain First Line: Let the light of the wonderful city

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Instances

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Bells of Heaven #d392
Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d357
Gospel Trio of Sacred Song for Gospel Meetings, Christian Associations and Young People's Societies for Christian Work #101Page Scan
Happy Voices No. 1 #d164
Sowing and Reaping #d128
Sparkling and Bright: a new collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday schools, young people's societies of Christian endeavor and all meetings for praise and worship #61Page Scan



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