Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

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Open now thy gates of beauty,
Zion, let me enter there,
where my soul in joyful duty
waits for God who answers prayer;
O how blessed is this place,
filled with solace, light, and grace.
Gracious God, I come before thee;
come thou also unto me;
where we find thee and adore thee,
there a heaven on earth must be;
to my heart O enter thou;
let it be thy temple now.
Speak, O Lord, and I will hear thee;
let thy will be done indeed;
may I undisturbed draw near thee,
while thou dost thy people feed.
Here of life the fountain flows;
here is balm for all our woes.

Text Information View on Hymnary

First Line:
Open now Thy gates of beauty, Zion, let me enter there
Title:
Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
German Title:
Thut mir auf die schöne Pforte
Author:
Benjamin Schmolck (1704)
Translator:
Catherine Winkworth
Meter:
8.7.8.7.7.7
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
UNSER HERRSCHER
Composer:
Joachim Neander (1680)
Meter:
8.7.8.7.7.7
Copyright:
Public Domain