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When, in the gates of Zion

When, in the gates of Zion

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Tune: [When in the gates of Zion]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When, in the gates of Zion,
Jesus appeared on earth,
Music, the temple filling,
Burst from the children forth.
Oh, to have joined that singing,
Oh, to have swelled the chord:
"Blessèd is He that cometh!
Blessèd is Christ, the Lord!"

2 Still, in the gates of Zion,
Jesus appears on earth,
Music and adoration
Burst from the children forth
Still may they join in singing,
Still may they swell the chord—
"Blessèd is He that cometh!
Blessèd is Christ, the Lord!"

3 Welcome the Sabbath morning!
Welcome the Gospel rays!
Welcome the Savior’s presence,
Welcome His feet with praise.
Join we the world’s sweet voices,
Singing the ancient chord—
"Blessèd is He that cometh!
Blessèd is Christ, the Lord!"

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10142

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

Butterworth, Hezekiah, was born at Warren, Rhode Island, Dec. 22, 1839. He wrote The Story of the Hymns, American Tract Society, 1875. He is the author of "0 Church of Christ, our blest abode" (The Church) in Root's cantata, Under the Palms, and of "Jesus, I Thee believe" (Jesus All in All) in the cantata Faith Triumphant. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When, in the gates of Zion
Author: Hezekiah Butterworth



The Cyber Hymnal #10142
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The Cyber Hymnal #10142

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