83. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

1 Open now thy gates of beauty, Zion, let me enter there, Where my soul in joyful duty, Waits for Him who answers prayer. Oh, how blessed is this place, Filled with solace, light, and grace!

2 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!

Text Information
First Line: Open now thy gates of beauty
Title: Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
Author: Benjamin Schmolck (1732)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: God; Praise; Worship
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680)
Key: C Major

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