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Mercy's Gates Are Open

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1 You who long in sin have wandered,
From the Saviour's fold away,
Come, for mercy's gates are open,
Open wide for you today.

Come, O come today,
Come, O come today'
Come for mercy's gates are opne,
Open wide for you today.

2 Far away in realms of glory,
Angel voices chant the strain,
Come, for mercy's gates are open,
Earth repeats the glad refrain. [Chorus]

3 On the ear the tones are falling
Like sweet music from above;
Come, for mercy's gates are open,
And accept a Father's love. [Chorus]

4 Wand'rer, list! 'tis Jesus calls you,
Bids you turn to Him today;
Come, for mercy's gates are open,
Hear the Spirit sweetly say. [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #14

Author: Frank M. Davis

Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You who long in sin have wandered
Title: Mercy's Gates Are Open
Author: Frank M. Davis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, O come today
Copyright: Public Domain



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