Hymn 279 - There Is a Gate That Stands Ajar

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There is a gate that stands ajar,

And through its portals gleaming;

A radiance from the Cross afar,

The Saviour’s love revealing.

That gate ajar stands free for all

Who seek through it salvation;

The rich and poor, the great and small,

Of ev’ry tribe and nation.

Press onward, then, though foes may frown,

While mercy’s gate is open;

Accept the cross, and win the crown,

Love’s everlasting token.

Beyond the river’s brink we’ll lay

The cross that here is given,

And bear the crown of life away,

And love Him more in heaven.


Oh, depth of mercy! Can it be

That gate was left ajar for me?

For me, for me?

Was left ajar for me?