Strait is the gate to all that come

Strait is the gate to all that come

Translator: Augustus Nelson; Author: Carolina Sandell (1859)
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1 Strait is the gate to all that come,
And narrow is the way
Which leads unto the heav’nly home,
Where yet is room for thee,
Where yet is room for thee.

2 In heaven, where God His own shall take,
There’s also room for thee.
In Jesus’ Name, for Jesus’ sake,
The gates shall opened be,
The gates shall opened be.

3 Where thousands stand arrayed in white,
Whom God His own declared,
There yet is room and life and light,
By grace for thee prepared,
By grace for thee prepared.

4 In Jesus’ heart there’s room, I know,
And in His heaven of bliss.
He in His gospel tells me so,
Thanks be to God for this!
Thanks be to God for this!

5 Thanks be to God, that even I
May in that city dwell,
Where peace shall reign eternally,
And all with me be well!
And all with me be well!


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #631

Translator: Augustus Nelson

Augustus Nelson (b. Asarum, Bleking, Sweden, 1863; d. Mankato, MN, 1949) graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and did graduate work in philosophy and history at Yale University and at Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. During his ministry he served parishes in Michigan, Illinois, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Author: Carolina Sandell

Caroline W. Sandell Berg (b. Froderyd, Sweden, 1832; d. Stockholm, Sweden, 1903), is better known as Lina Sandell, the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden." "Lina" Wilhelmina Sandell Berg was the daughter of a Lutheran pastor to whom she was very close; she wrote hymns partly to cope with the fact that she witnessed his tragic death by drowning. Many of her 650 hymns were used in the revival services of Carl O. Rosenius, and a number of them gained popularity particularly because of the musical settings written by gospel singer Oskar Ahnfelt. Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish soprano, underwrote the cost of publishing a collection of Ahnfelt's music, Andeliga Sänger (1850), which consisted mainly of Berg's hymn texts. Bert Polman  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Strait is the gate to all that come
Original Language: Swedish
Author: Carolina Sandell (1859)
Translator: Augustus Nelson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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