The twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold.@Revelation 21:21
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John D. Patton (1868-?)

David R. Piper, in Singing for Joy (Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter Company, 1902).

John D. Patton (🔊 pdf nwc).

Swing open thy gates, O Jerusalem,
For our Savior’s blood has been shed!
The promise lies yet in the future years,
When we all shall rise from the dead!

Refrain

Swing open the beautiful gates of Heav’n,
The gates by the crystal sea!
Swing open the beautiful gates of Heav’n!
Swing open the gates for me!

Swing open the gates of the pearly hue,
The Savior is waiting within,
To welcome the homecoming throng of earth,
Who have been redeemed from all sin!

Refrain

Swing open thy gates, city beautiful,
With thy wondrous pavements of gold!
The loved ones thou hast with their foreheads crowned,
And their forms we long to behold.

Refrain

Swing open thy gates, O Jerusalem,
For the Savior’s blood has been shed!
The promise lies yet in the future years,
When we all shall rise from the dead!

Refrain