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Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice

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1 Lift up your heads, rejoice!
Redemption draweth nigh;
Now breathes a softer air,
Now shines a milder sky;
The early trees put forth
Their new and tender leaf;
Hushed is the moaning wind
That told of winter's grief.

2 Lift up your heads, rejoice!
Redemption draweth nigh;
Now mount the laden clouds,
Now flames the darkening sky;
The early scattered drops
Descend with heavy fall,
And to the waiting earth
The hidden thunders call.

3 Lift up your heads, rejoice!
Redemption draweth nigh;
O note the varying signs
Of earth and air and sky;
The God of glory comes
In gentleness and might,
To comfort and alarm,
To succor and to smite.

4 He comes, the wide world's King;
He comes, the true heart's friend,
New gladness to begin,
And ancient wrong to end;
He comes to fill with light
The weary, waiting eye;
Lift up your heads, rejoice!
Redemption draweth nigh.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #90

Author: Thomas T. Lynch

Lynch, Thomas Toke, was born at Dunmow, Essex, July 5, 1818, and educated at a school at Islington, in which he was afterwards an usher. For a few months he was a student at the Highbury Independent College; but withdrew, partly on account of failing health, and partly because his spirit was too free to submit to the routine of College life. From 1847 to 1849 he was Minister of a small charge at Highgate, and from 1849 to 1852 of a congregation in Mortimer Street, which subsequently migrated to Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square. From 1856 to 1859 he was laid aside by illness. In 1860 he resumed his ministry with his old congregation, in a room in Gower Street, where he remained until the opening of his new place of worship, in 1862, (Morningto… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lift up your heads, rejoice
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice
Author: Thomas T. Lynch (1856)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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