24E. Lift Up the Gates Eternal

Text Information
First Line: See, all the earth is God's, it's people and nations
Title: Lift Up the Gates Eternal
Author (Refrain): Willard F. Jabusch
Author (Stanzas): Arlo D. Duba
Refrain First Line: Lift up the gates eternal, lift up your voices
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Jacob; Blessing; Church Year: Advent (35 more...)
Copyright: Stanzas © 1986 Arlo D. Duba; ref. Willard F. Jabusch; Refrain © 1966 Willard F. Jubusch, admin. OCP Publications
Tune Information
Arranger: John Ferguson
Key: e minor
Source: Israeli folk melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1974 United Church Press
Notes: Add drums, tambourine, and other percussion instruments. Increase the tempo at each return of the refrain. To extend the psalm, the refrain may be sung after each stanza. The assembly may be invited to join in a ring dance around the perimeter of the assembly, using a simple grapevine step. When dancing, it may be helpful to have a solo voice sing the stanzas, with the dancers joining in singing the refrain.

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