436. 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 confessed!
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 heaven's employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

4 Redeemer, come! I open wide
my heart to thee: here, Lord, abide!
Let me thy inner presence feel:
thy grace and love in me reveal.

5 So come, my Sovereign; 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
Author: Georg Weissel, 1590-1635
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TRURO
Composer: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Psalmodia Evangelica, Part II, 1789 (melody)



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