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173. Lift Up Your Heads

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 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, we open wide
our hearts to You; here, Lord, abide:
Your inner presence let us feel;
Your grace and love in us reveal.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads
Original Language: German
Author: George Weissel (1642)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878) (1855)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: God the Son: Lent; Christian Year-Holy Week
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: D♭ Major
Source: Thomas Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789
Notes: Lower Key, No. 205

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