Gates of praise

Lift up the gates of praise

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [Lift up the Gates of Praise]
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1. Lift up the Gates of Praise,
That we may enter in,
And o’er Salvation’s walls proclaim
That Christ redeems from sin.

The stars may praise the Hand
That decks the sky above,
But man alone can tell the power
Of Christ’s redeeming love.

2. God’s works reveal His might,
His majesty and grace;
But not the tender Father’s love
That saves a dying race. [Refrain]

3. Then let the voice of praise
To heav’nly courts ascend,
Till with the songs the angels sing
Our hallelujahs blend. [Refrain]

4. To Him that hath redeemed
Our souls from sin’s dark maze;
The Hope and Savior of mankind,
Be everlasting praise. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1689

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lift up the gates of praise
Title: Gates of praise
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Refrain First Line: The stars may praise the hand



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