176. Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates

1 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates:
behold, the King of glory waits!
The King of kings is drawing near,
The Saviour of the world is here.

2 Fling wide the portals of your heart;
make it a temple, set apart
from earthly use for heav'n's employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

3 Redeemer, come! I open wide
my heart to you; here, Lord, abide!
Let me your inner presence feel;
your grace and love in me reveal.

4 So come, my Sovereign, enter in!
Let new and nobler life begin!
Your Holy Spirit guide us on,
until the glorious crown be won.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, O mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Author: George Weissel, 1590-1635
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: C Major
Source: Thomas Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789
Copyright: Public Domain

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