Lift Up Your Hearts, Believers

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1 Lift up your hearts, believers!
This is the holy day
when Jesus, our Redeemer,
completes salvation's way.
The forty days are over,
and clouds shine high and bright
as Christ, the overcomer,
is lifted from our sight.

2 Lift up your hearts, believers!
Ye gates, lift up your heads!
Though minds be full of wonder,
though souls be filled with dread.
The Spirit has been promised,
and, though we are alone,
we wait until the moment
when fire and wind are known.

3 Lift up your hearts believers!
And do not be downcast,
for Jesus, our Redeemer,
receives the crown at last.
The thorns of crucifixion
are changed to stars of light,
and Christ, the Lord of glory,
is named as God's delight.

4 Lift up your hearts, believers!
This is the holy day
when Jesus, our Redeemer,
completes salvation's way.

Source: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #446

Author: Sylvia G. Dunstan

After a brief, arduous battle with liver cancer, Canadian Sylvia Dunstan died in 1993 at the age of 38. For thirteen years, Dunstan had served the United Church of Canada as a parish minister and prison chaplain. She is remembered by those who knew her for her passion for those in need, her gift of writing, and her love of liturgy. Sing! A New Creation Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your hearts, believers! This is the holy day
Title: Lift Up Your Hearts, Believers
Author: Sylvia G. Dunstan
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1995, GIA Publications, Inc.

Tune

ST. THEODULPH (Teschner)

Now often named ST. THEODULPH because of its association with this text, the tune is also known, especially in organ literature, as VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN. It was composed by Melchior Teschner (b. Fraustadt [now Wschowa, Poland], Silesia, 1584; d. Oberpritschen, near Fraustadt, 1635) for "Valet wi…

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #446

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #446

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #348

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