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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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 47 of 47)
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A Collection of Hymns #273

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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

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Bright Gems #77

Cantica Laudis #d353

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Carmina Sacra #194a

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Church Melodies #437

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Church Psalmist #P24f

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Church Psalmist #P24f

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Church Psalmist #P24f

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Church Psalmody #P24.6

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Church Psalmody #P24f

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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

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P24f

New Century Carols #d162

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

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Psalms and Hymns #P24f

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d363

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Royal Gems #58

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Sharon's Dewy Rose #65

Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d223

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #147

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #147

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #147

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The Baptist Psalmody #178

The Boston One-Line Psalmist #d217

The Christian Harmony #d401

The Christian Psalmist #d773

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P24d

The Church Hymn Book #d655

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The Church Praise Book #206

The Gospel Alarm #d198

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The Key-Stone Collection of Church Music #170

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 #245

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The Psalmist #245

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The Psalmody #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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