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Sabbath Psalm 44 (Revision of John Peterson’s hymn ‘Open Wide, Ye Doors’)

Open wide, you everlasting doors,
Let the King of Glory in;
Now returning from His earthly wars,
He the victory did win.

See the crimson wounds He bears; scars of battle now He wears;
He has wrested Satan’s throne! He must reign and He alone!
Choiring angels, come and wait before Him,
He is worthy of your praise;
With all heaven worship and adore Him,
Holy hymns and anthems raise.

He the Lamb who bled and died; on the cross was crucified;
Tasting death for sinful man: this the great redemptive plan!
One day soon—O thrilling thought to ponder—
Christ is coming back again!
Breaking thru the silent sky up yonder,
Longing eyes will see Him then!

Coming back in love to reign; heaven’s armies in His train;
Till then, make your heart His throne! His the vict’ry—His alone!