44. Lift up your heads, you mighty gates

1 Lift up your heads, ye 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
German Title: Macht hoch die Thür
Author: Georg Weissel, 1590-1635
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Scripture: ;
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Advent
Notes: A lower setting of TRURO is found at 165
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Williams, fl. 1790-1789
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major
Copyright: Psalmodia Evangelica, London, 1789

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