409. 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.
O 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 heav'n 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
Original Language: German
Author: Benjamin Schmolck, 1672-1737
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Blessing; Joy; Prayer / Petition
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680
Key: C Major

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