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Lift up your heads, ye gates!

Lift up your heads, ye gates! and wide

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 13 hymnals

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Lift up your heads, ye gates! and wide
Your everlasting doors display;
Ye angel-guards, like flames divide
And give the King of Glory way.

Who is the King of Glory?--He,
The Lord, omnipotent to save;
Whose own right arm, in victory
Led captive death, and spoil'd the grave.

Lift up your heads, ye gates! and high
Your everlasting portals heave;
Welcome the King of Glory nigh;
Him must the heaven of heavens receive.

Who is the King of Glory?--who?
The Lord of Hosts;-behold His name;
The kingdom, power, aad honour due,
Yield Him, ye saints! with glad acclaim.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d147
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #104Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #90Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d165
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #204Page Scan
Sacred Poems and Hymns #133Text
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #196Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d390
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #144Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #195Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #65dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d570
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #108TextPage Scan
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