Throw Open the Gates

Throw open the gates of the city, The city of crystal and gold

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [Throw open the gates of the city]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Throw open the gates of the city,
The city of crystal and gold,
That all who accept of the Savior
May enter with joy to the fold.

Refrain:
Throw open the gates of the city,
That its light may shine out on the way;
Throw open the gates of the city,
We are nearing its portals today.

2 Throw open the gates of the city,
The city of joy and of love,
That its light may shine out on the pathway
That leads to bright mansions above. [Refrain]

3 Throw open the gates of the city,
Let it’s glory shine out like a star,
That the millions who know not the Savior
May hasten from near and afar. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #14

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Throw open the gates of the city, The city of crystal and gold
Title: Throw Open the Gates
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Copyright: Public Domain

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Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d163

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Gospel Herald in Song #166

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Honey Out of the Rock #14

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Honey Out of the Rock #14

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