Lift Up Your Heads, You Mighty Gates

Translator: F. Samuel Janzow

F. Samuel Janzow was Professor of English at Concordia University Chicago from 1954 to 1980. NNM Go to person page >

Author: Goerg Weissel

Weissel, Georg, son of Johann Weissel, judge and afterwards burgomaster at Doranau, near Königsberg, was born at Domnau in 1590. He studied at the University of Königsberg, from 1608 to 1611, and thereafter, for short periods, at Wittenberg, Leipzig, Jena, Strassburg, Basel and Marburg In 1614 he was appointed rector of the school at Friedland near Domnau, but resigned this post after three years, and returned to Königsberg to resume his studies in theology. Finally, in 1623, he became pastor of the newly erected Altrossgart church at Königsberg, where he remained till his death, on August 1, 1635. Weissel was one of the most important of the earlier hymn-writers of Prussia. His hymns, about 20 in all, are good in style, moderate in le… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your heads, you mighty gates! Behold the King of glory waits (Janzow)
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, You Mighty Gates
Translator: F. Samuel Janzow
Author: Goerg Weissel
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.6.6
Language: English
Copyright: © 1978 Concordia Publishing House.

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