Title: Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
Composer: Trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863Joachim Neander, 1680 Harm. The Chorale Book for England, 1863; alt. Desc. John Dykes Bower (1905-1981)
Author: Benjamin Schmolck, 1732
Scripture: Psalm 118:19
Theme: Morning and Opening Hymns
1. Open now thy gates of beauty, Zion, let me enter there, Where my soul in joyful duty Waits for God who answers prayer; O how blessed is this place, Filled with solace, light, and grace. 2. Gracious 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. 3. Speak, O Lord, 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.