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#HymnalShort NameTitleAuthorTuneComposerVerses
420Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church, 1918CSB18Open Now Thy Gates of BeautyRev. Benjamin Schmolck, 1732, Translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1863NeanderRev. Joachim Neander, 16805
027In Excelsis, 1896IE96Open Now Thy Gates of BeautyRev. Benjamin Schmolck, 1732, Translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1863NeanderRev. Joachim Neander (1650-1680)5
088Laudes Domini, 1887LD87Open Now Thy Gates of BeautyRev. Benjamin Schmolck (1672-1737), Translation by Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878)CheerWilliam F. Sherwin (1826-1888)4
004The Church Hymnary, Twentieth Century Edition, 1900TCH05Open Now Thy Gates of BeautyRev. Benjamin Schmolck, 1704, Translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1862NeanderRev. Joachim Neander (1650-1680)4
056The Hymnal (Presbyterian), 1895THP95Open Now Thy Gates of BeautyRev. Benjamin Schmolck, 1732, Translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1863Unser HerrscherRev. Joachim Neander, 16804
056bThe Hymnal Revised (Presbyterian), 1911THR11Open Now Thy Gates of BeautyRev. Benjamin Schmolck, 1732, Translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1863Village VespersRev. T. Richard Matthews, 18834
056aThe Hymnal Revised (Presbyterian), 1911THR11Open Now Thy Gates of BeautyRev. Benjamin Schmolck, 1732, Translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1863Unser HerrscherRev. Joachim Neander, 16804

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1Open now Thy gates of beauty,
Zion, let me enter there;
Where my soul in joyful duty
Waits for Him Who answers prayer:
Oh, how blessèd is this place,
Filled with solace, light, and grace.
2Yes, my God, I come before Thee,
Come Thou also down to me;
Where we find Thee and adore Thee,
There a heaven on earth must be.
To my heart, oh, enter Thou,
Let it be Thy temple now.
3Thou my faith increase and quicken,
Let me keep Thy gift divine,
Howsoe’er temptations thicken;
May Thy word still o’er me shine,
As my pole-star through my life,
As my comfort in my strife.
4Speak, O God, 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.
1Open now thy gates of beauty,
Zion, let me enter there,
Where my soul in joyful duty
Waits for Him who answers prayer;
O how blessèd is this place,
Filled with solace, light, and grace.
2Yes, my God, I come before Thee,
Come Thou also down to 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.
3Here Thy praise is gladly chanted,
Here Thy seed is duly sown;
Let my soul, where it is planted,
Bring forth precious sheaves alone,
So that all I hear may be
Fruitful unto life in me.
4Speak, O God, 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.
BookReferenceBible Text
Psalm65:1,21 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. 2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Psalm84:1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
Psalm118:19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
Psalm135:21Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
Isaiah26:1,21 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks. 2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Matthew13:23But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.