He the Pearly Gates Will Open

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He the Pearly Gates Will Open

Love divine, so great and wondrous,
Deep and mighty, pure, sublime,
Coming from the heart of Jesus.
Just the same through tests of time!

Chorus:
He the pearly gates will open,
So that I may enter in;
For He purchased my redemption
And forgave me all my sin.

Like a dove when hunted, frightened.
As a wounded fawn was I;
Brokenhearted, yet He healed me.
He will heed the sinner’s cry.
Chorus

Love divine, so great and wondrous,
All my sins He then forgave;
I will sing His praise forever,
For His blood, His power to save.
Chorus

In life’s eventide at twilight,
At His door I’ll knock and wait;
By the precious love of Jesus,
I shall enter heaven’s gate.
Chorus

Author: Frederick A. Blom (1917)
Translator: Nathaniel Carlson (1935)
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy

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