Author: H. M. Butler (1833-1918) Hymnal: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #366a (1987) Meter: 10.10.10.10 Topics: Christ the Friend of Sinners Lyrics: 1 'Lift up your hearts!' We lift them to the Lord,
and give to God our thanks with one accord;
it is our joy and duty, all our days
to lift our hearts in grateful thanks and praise.
2 Above the level of the former years,
the mire of sin, the slough of guilty fears,
the mist of doubt, the blight of love's decay —
O Lord of light, lift all our hearts today!
3 Above the swamps of subterfuge and shame,
the deeds, the thoughts, that honour may not name,
the halting tongue that dares not tell the whole —
O Lord of truth, lift every Christian soul!
4 Above the storms that darken human life —
pride, jealousy and envy, rage and strife;
where cold mistrust holds friend and friend apart —
O Lord of love, lift every Christian heart!
5 Then, with the trumpet call as Christ appears,
'Lift up your hearts!' rings, pealing in our ears:
still shall our hearts respond with full accord —
'We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord!'
Tune Title: WOODLANDS
'Lift up your hearts!' We lift them to the Lord