Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of C
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of C
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of C
Text: Benjamin Scholck, tr. Catherine Winkworth
Music: Joachim Neander
Tune: Unser Herrscher
LBW/WOV Hymn: #250
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #46
Scripture: Psalm 50:2
1 Open now thy gates of beauty, Zion, let me enter there,
Where my soul in joyful duty Waits for God who answers prayer.
Oh, how blessed is this place, Filled with solace, light, and grace!
2 Gracious God, I come before thee; Come thou also unto me;
Where we find thee and adore thee, There a heav'n on earth must be.
To my heart, oh, enter thou, Let it be thy temple now!
3 Here thy praise is gladly chanted, Here thy seed is duly sown;
Let my soul, where it is planted, Bring forth precious sheaves alone,
So that all I hear may be Fruitful unto life in me.
4 Thou my faith increase and quicken, Let me keep thy gift divine;
Howsoe'er temptations thicken, May thy Word still o'er me shine
As my guiding star through life, As my comfort in all strife.