Wide, ye heavenly gates, unfold

Wide, ye heavenly gates, unfold

Author: Harriet Auber
Tune: ETON
Published in 47 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1.
Wide, ye heavenly gates, unfold,
Closed no more by death and sin:
Lo! the conquering Lord behold,
Let the King of glory in.
Hark! the angelic host inquire,
Who is he the almighty King?
Hark, again, the answering choir,
Thus in songs of triumph sing.

2.
He, whose powerful arm alone,
On his foes destruction hurled;
He who hath the victory won,
He who saved a ruined world;—
He, who God's pure law fulfilled,
Jesus, the incarnate Word;
He, whose truth with blood was sealed;
He is heaven's all glorious Lord.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #181b

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wide, ye heavenly gates, unfold
Author: Harriet Auber
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #166

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d214

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d353

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Exalted Praise, a New Collection of Hymns and Tunes #79

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #161

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #161

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Hymns and Carols for Easter Day. (2nd ed.) #VII

New Century Carols #d162

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d949

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d363

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Royal Gems: a new and choice collection of Sunday school songs #58

Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d223

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #178

The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d217

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d401

The Christian Psalmist #d773

The Church Hymn Book #d655

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #206

The Gospel Alarm #d198

The Modern Psalmist #d378

The National Psalmist #d239

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #857

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #857

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #245

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #245

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #225

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #181b

The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #181b

The Voice of Praise, a new collection #d158

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