1 Open the gates of righteousness,
for we have come to pray;
to offer thanks for all God's gifts
within his house today.

2 When we were trapped at every turn,
hard pressed on every side,
the Lord our God came to our help
and all our bonds untied.

3 The rock the builders had refused
became the cornerstone:
who can deny this is a thing
the Lord himself has done?

4 Enter God's house to praise his name,
and all his triumphs tell;
salute the people of the Lord
Beloved, we wish you well!

After Psalm 118, David Mowbray (born 1938)
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns
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