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Open the Gates of the Temple
Words: Frances Jane Crosby
Music: Open the Gates of the Temple | Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp
Open, Open, Open the gates of the Temple,
Open the gates of the Temple.

Open the gates of the Temple,
Strew palms on the Conqueror’s way
Open your hearts, O ye people,
That Jesus may enter today
Hark! from the sick and the dying,
Forgetting their couches of pain,
Voices, glad voices, with rapture
Are swelling, are swelling, are swelling a glad refrain,
Voices, glad voices, with rapture
Are swelling a glad, a glad refrain.

Open the gates of the Temple,
One grand hallelujah be heard.
Open your hearts to the Saviour,
Make room for the crucified Lord.
Tears and the anguish of midnight
Are lost in the splendor of day.
They who in sorrow once doubted
Are swelling, are swelling, are swelling a glad refrain,
They who in sorrow once doubted
Are swelling the glad, the glad refrain.

I know, I know, I know, I know that my Redeemer liveth.
Canst thou, my heart, lift up thy voice, thy voice and sing:
I know, I know, yes I know that my Redeemer liveth;
And because He lives, and because He lives,
And because He lives, I too, I too, I too shall live.