Birds in Hymns – He The Pearly Gates Will Open

But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, (Titus 3:4 KJV)

Writer:    Frederick A Blom 1867-1927

Musician: Elsie Ahlwen, 1905-

Love divine, so great and wondrous or

He The Pearly Gates Will Open

White-winged Dove by Reinier

White-winged Dove by Reinier

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

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.

Refrain

Sunset at Circle B  by TommyT

Sunset at Circle B by TommyT

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain


And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
(Rev 21:21 KJV)

Also known as: Love Divine

Hymn History of He The Pearly Gates Will Open
He The Pearly Gates Will Open – SermonAudio’s Online Hymnal
CyberHymnal

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More ~ Birds in Hymns

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3 thoughts on “Birds in Hymns – He The Pearly Gates Will Open

  1. Interesting project for a bird watcher–to spot the references to birds in hymns. Here are a couple of others.

    In the gospel song “In the Garden,” about Mary Magdalene meeting Christ on resurrection morning, we have:

    The sound of His voice is so sweet
    The birds hush their singing.

    And in the children’s hymn, “God Sees the Little Sparrow Fall”:

    God sees the little sparrow fall,
    It meets His tender view;
    If God so loves the little birds,
    I know He loves me too.

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    • Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I did one on “In the Garden“, but not the second one. I know of others, but some are not in the public domain, so I can’t use them. My Birds in Hymn page list the ones I have found so far and some are done. I’m going to come over and check out your site. Sounds interesting. Lee

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  2. Found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to catchit out some more later ..

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