363. Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates

1 Lift up your heads, O 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 contest!
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 Come, Savior, come with us abide;
Our hearts to you we open wide:
Your Holy Spirit guide us on,
Until our glorious goal is won.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up you heads, O mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates
German Title: Macht hoch die Tür
Author: George Weissel, 1590-1635
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Advent 4, Year A; Advent; Christmas Season (8 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Williams' Psalmodia Evanglica, 1789

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