Today your Gate Stands Open

This is a hymn about God's mercy and the kingdom of heaven. 

The words were written by English banker and hymn-writer, Oswald Allen (1816-1878), and published in 1861.

With meter of 76 76 D tunes that it has been set to include:
  • ELLACOMBE - composer unknown, first published in Gesangbuch der Herzogl. Hofkapelle, W├╝rtemberg, 1784


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Today your gate stands open,
And all who enter in
Shall find a Father's welcome
And pardon for their sin.
The past shall be forgotten,
A present joy be given,
A future home be promised,
A glorious crown in heav'n.

O all-embracing Mercy,
O ever-open Door,
What would I do without you
Who lead the way before?
When joy seems all too distant,
And all too near, despair,
I know one gate is open,
One ear will hear my pray'r.

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