He the Pearly Gates Will Open

Love divine, so great and wondrous

Author: Frederick A. Blom (1917); Translator: Nathaniel Carlson (c. 1935)
Tune: PEARLY GATES (Olsen)
Published in 26 hymnals

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

Chorus:
He the pearly gates will open,
So that I may enter in;
For He purchased my redemption
And forgave me all my sin.

2 Like a dove when hunted, frightened.
As a wounded fawn was I;
Brokenhearted, yet He healed me.
He will heed the sinner's cry. [Chorus]

3 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. [Chorus]

4 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. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #609

Author: Frederick A. Blom

Born: May 21, 1867, near En­köp­king, Swe­den. Died: May 24, 1927, Ud­de­val­la, Swe­den. Buried: In an unmarked grave in Ramneröds Cemetery, Uddevalla, Sweden. After em­i­grat­ing to Amer­i­ca in the 1890’s, Blom joined the Sal­va­tion Ar­my in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Af­ter­wards, he at­tend­ed North Park Coll­ege and Sem­in­a­ry, then served as a min­is­ter in the Evan­gel­ic­al Co­ve­nant Church. How­ev­er, he fell away from the Gos­pel, and end­ed up in pri­son: "I drift­ed from God, and be­came em­bit­tered with my­self and the world." After leav­ing pri­son, Blom un­der­went a spir­it­u­al re­viv­al, and wrote the "He the Pear­ly Gates Will Open" to de­scribe his… Go to person page >

Translator: Nathaniel Carlson

Born: Ap­ril 17, 1879, Go­then­burg, Swe­den. Died: Au­gust 2, 1957, Min­ne­a­po­lis, Min­ne­so­ta. Carlson was ed­u­cat­ed at the Free Church Bi­ble School, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, and North­west Bi­ble Coll­ege, Storm Lake, Io­wa. He served as a pas­tor in the Evan­gel­ic­al Free Church, and ed­it­ed the Chi­ca­go­blad­et. The au­thor of ma­ny orig­in­al hymns and trans­la­tions, his works in­clude: Songs of Trust and Tri­umph (three edi­tions, 1929-32) --www.hymntime.com/tch/bio  Go to person page >

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #609TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #773Image
Hymns of Faith #522TextImage
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