286. Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

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

2 O blest the land, the city blest,
Where Christ the ruler is confest!
O happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King of triumph comes!

3 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.

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

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Author: George Weissel, 1590-1635
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: LM with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Kingdom/Reign of God; Second Coming; The Liturgical Year: Advent (Sundays and Weekdays) (1 more...)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica, Part II, 1789

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