Lift up your heads, eternal gates, Unfold to entertain

Representative Text

1 Lift up your heads, eternal gates,
Unfold to entertain
The King of Glory! see! He comes
With His celestial train.

2 Who is the King of Glory? who?
The Lord for strength renown'd;
In battle mighty; o'er His foes
Eternal Victor crown'd

3 Lift up your heads, ye gates; unfold,
In state to entertain
The King of Glory! see, He comes
With all His shining train.

4 Who is the King of glory? who?
The Lord of hosts renown'd;
Of glory He alone is King,
Who is with glory crown'd.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your heads, eternal gates, Unfold to entertain
Source: Tate & Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




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