Heaven is open wide

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First Line: Heaven is open wide
Publication Date: 1999
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1999.



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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