1 Lift up your heads, O 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 contest!
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 heav'n's employ,
Adorned with prayer and love and joy.
4 Come, Savior, come with us abide;
Our hearts to you we open wide:
Your Holy Spirit guide us on,
Until our glorious goal is won.
|First Line:||Lift up you heads, O mighty gates|
|Title:||Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates|
|Author:||George Weissel, 1590-1635|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878|
|Topic:||Advent 4, Year A; Advent; Christmas Season(8 more...)|
|Source:||Williams' Psalmodia Evanglica, 1789|