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Sola Online Worship eResource

We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

Public Domain

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
Category: General;    Theme: Trust
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.