#140: Open Wide, Ye Doors

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

Open wide, ye everlasting doors, Let the King of Glory in;

Now returning from His earthly wars, He the victory did win.

See the rich red woulds He bears, Scars of battle now He wears;

He has wrested Satan’s throne — He must reign and He alone!

Rise to meet and welcome Him, Crown Him, saints and seraphim.

D.C. 1-2

Open wide, ye everlasting doors, Let the King of Glory in;

Now returning from His earthly wars, He the victory did win!

2

Choiring angel, come and wait before Him, He is worthy of thy praise;

With all heaven worship and adore Him, Holy hymns and anthems raise.

He the Lamb who bled and died, On the cross was crucified,

Tasting death for ev’ry man; This the great redemptive plan!

Conqueror of death and hell, See — He lives and all is well!

D.C. 1-2

3

And some day — O thrilling truth to ponder — Christ is coming back again!

Breaking thru the silent sky up yonder, Ev’ry eye shall see Him then.

Coming back in pow’r to reign, Myriad armies in His train,

All the earth shall know His sway, Ev’ry knee will bow that day;

Even so, come, Lord divine, Take the throne that’s rightly Thine.

D.C. 3

Glorious promise that cannot be broken, How it cheers the hearts of men!

Christ Himself the blessed truth has spoken — He is coming back again!

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