117. Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates

1 Lift up your heads, O mighty gates;
behold the glorious Ruler waits!
The Sovereign One 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 heaven's employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

3 Redeemer, come! I open wide
my heart to you; here, Christ, abide!
Let me your inner presence feel;
your grace and love in me reveal.

4 So come, my Sovereign; enter in!
Let new and nobler life begin;
Your Holy Spirit guide us on,
until the glorious crown be won.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, O mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1865, alt.)
Author: Georg Weissel (1641)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Advent; Consecration; Jesus Christ: Advent (4 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: C Major
Source: Thomas Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789

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