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95F. Come Now, and Lift Up Your Hearts

1 Come now, and lift up your hearts and sing,
enter the courts of the King of kings.
Come now, and lift up your hearts and sing,
enter the courts of the King of kings.
Come and rejoice in his wondrous works;
thank him and praise him with joyous psalm.

Refrain:
Come now, and lift up your hearts and sing,
enter the courts of the King of kings.

2 Know that the Lord is a mighty God,
ruler supreme in the realms above;
Know that the Lord is a mighty God,
ruler supreme in the realms above;
he is the Lord of the depths below;
he is the strength of the mountains high. [Refrain]

3 He has created the depths below;
his own hands made the beauteous land;
He has created the depths below;
his own hands made the beauteous land;
gentle and kind, the good shepherd he;
we are the sheep of his pasture land. [Refrain]

4 Come, let us bow down and worship him;
kneel in the presence of God the Lord.
Come, let us bow down and worship him;
kneel in the presence of God the Lord.
If you will hearken and heed his word,
you shall be glad and your hearts rejoice. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Come now, and lift up your hearts and sing
Title: Come Now, and Lift Up Your Hearts
Alterer: James Minchin
Author: Anonymous
Refrain First Line: Come now, and lift up your hearts and sing
Meter: 9.9.9.9 with refrain
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Massah; Biblical Names and Places: Meribah; Church Year: Christ the King (42 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SWEINDIA
Arranger: I-to Loh
Meter: 9.9.9.9 with refrain
Key: A Major
Source: Karnatic hymn melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1990, 2000 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.
Notes: Melodies from India can sometimes seem intimidating. For hesistant congregations, consider singing this responsively: solo voice sings first two phrases; all repeat; solo voice sings the next two phrases; and all sing the refrain (same music as the opening). This allows the congregation to learn by listening to the leader. The leader should sing with a lilting voice. Think of the ornaments as imitating the bending of the tone on a stringed instrument, such as the veena. A drone on the pitches A and E can be played on instruments or soft organ stops or can be hummed. The melody could be doubled by a flute or flute stop on the organ.



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