1. Today Thy mercy calls me to wash away my sin; However great my trespass, whate'er I may have been; However long from mercy I may have turned away, Thy blood, O Christ, can wash me, and make me clean today.
2. Today Thy gate is open, and all who enter in Shall find a Father's welcome, and pardon for their sin; The past shall be forgotten, a present joy be given; A future grace be promised, a glorious crown in Heav'n.
3. Today the Father calls me, the Holy Spirit waits, The blessèd angels gather around the heav'nly gates; No question will be asked me, how often I have come; Although I oft have wandered, it is my Father's home.
4. O all embracing mercy, thou ever open door, What shall I do without thee when heart and eyes run o'er? When all things seem against me, to drive me to despair, I know one gate is open, one ear will hear my prayer.
Words: Oswald Allen, 1861, alt.
Music: 'Anthes' Friedrich K. Anthes, 1847.
Setting: "Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book", 1931.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2008 Revision.
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