30. Lift up your heads, you mighty gates

1 Lift up your heads, you mighty gates,
behold, the King of Glory waits,
the King of kings is drawing near,
the Saviour of the world is here.

2 O blest the land, the city blest
where Christ the ruler is confessed.
O happy hearts and happy homes
to whom this King in triumph comes.

3 Fling wide the portals of your heart,
make it a temple set apart
from earthly use for heaven's employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

4 Come, Saviour, come, with us abide;
our hearts to thee we open wide:
Thy Holy Spirit guide us on,
until our glorious goal is won.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
Author: Georg Weissel, 1590-1635
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Advent IV: Year B
Notes: Alternative tune: CROMER, 451
Tune Information
Composer: Michael Fleming, b. 1928
Meter: LM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © Royal School of Church Music

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