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The Doors of Heavenly Jerusalem

Bishoy K. R. Dawood
June 05, 2005

A spiritual song composed by Arsanious Barsoum, written by Bishoy K. R. Dawood, and recorded by Alex A-Malek, Arsanious Barsoum, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, David Abdel-Malek, Peter Sedrak, Mina El-Meniawy, and Ragy Sharkawy.

Duration: 3:31 · Filesize: 1.61 MB
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1) The doors of heavenly Jerusalem,
Open are they, open wide!
For we saw Blood and Water flow,
From the Savior’s wounded side.


All things are made new,
I have heard His invitation!
Come, O blessed of the Father,
Praise God for our salvation!

2) Upon the cross, outside Jerusalem,
The flesh He offered was pierced,
Dispensing down Gethsemane,
His Blood, for me, was sacrificed.

3) By grace He has tasted death,
And made the purification of sins,
Runners in a race to the Shepherd are we,
And a crown of glory the righteous wins.

4) He is risen from among the dead,
Resurrecting and giving me eternal life,
In the Kingdom He established me,
Where there is neither sorrow nor strife.