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Lift up your heads, ye gates!

Lift up your heads, ye gates! and wide

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 13 hymnals

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Lift up your heads, ye gates! and wide
Your everlasting doors display;
Ye angel-guards, like flames divide
And give the King of Glory way.

Who is the King of Glory?--He,
The Lord, omnipotent to save;
Whose own right arm, in victory
Led captive death, and spoil'd the grave.

Lift up your heads, ye gates! and high
Your everlasting portals heave;
Welcome the King of Glory nigh;
Him must the heaven of heavens receive.

Who is the King of Glory?--who?
The Lord of Hosts;-behold His name;
The kingdom, power, aad honour due,
Yield Him, ye saints! with glad acclaim.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your heads, ye gates! and wide
Title: Lift up your heads, ye gates!
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

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Asaph #d147

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Christian Hymns #90

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d165

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Hymns of Worship #204

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #133

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The Christian Hymn Book #196

The Christian Hymnal #d390

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The Christian Hymnal #144

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #195

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #65d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d570

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The Voice of Praise #108

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