85. Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

1 Lift up your heads, you mighty gates;
Behold, the King of glory waits!
The King of kings is drawing near;
The Savior of the world is here.

2 Fling wide the portals of your heart;
Make it a temple set apart
From earthly use for heav'n's employ,
Adorned with prayer and love and joy.

3 Redeemer, come! I open wide
My heart to Thee; here, Lord, abide!
Let me Thy inner presence feel;
Thy grace and love in me reveal.

4 O come, my Sov'reign; enter in!
Let new and nobler life begin;
Thy Holy Spirit guide us on,
Until the glorious crown be won.

5 O blest the land, the city blest,
Where Christ the ruler is confess!
O happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King in triumph comes!


Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Author: Georg Weissel, 1590-1635
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Advent; Commitment (4 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Thomas Williams', Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789

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