185. 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 confess'd!
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 heav'n's employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

4 Redeemer, come! We open wide
our hearts to thee; here, Lord abide!
Let us thy inner presence feel;
thy grace and love in us reveal.

5 Thy Holy Spirit lead us on
until our glorious goal is won;
eternal praise, eternal fame
be offered, Savior, to thy name!

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Author: Georg Weissel
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1862, alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Source: Macht hoch die Thur
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789 (melody)

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