Scripture Verse

The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Revelation 21:21

Introduction

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Elsie R. Ahlwen
1905–1986

Words: Fred­rick A. Blom, 1917. Trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish to Eng­lish by Na­than­i­el Carl­son, cir­ca 1935.

Music: Al­fred O. Duh­lin, ar­ranged by El­sie R. Ahl­wen, 1930 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fredrick A. Blom
1867–1927

Lyrics

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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