1 'Lift up your hearts': I hear the summons calling
forth from the heavenly altar where he stands --
our great High Priest, the Father's love revealing,
in priestly act, with pleading outspread hands.
2 'Lift up your hearts': with hearts' to heaven soaring
the Church exulting makes her glad reply --
'We lift them up unto the Lord', adoring;
our God and thine, through thee, we glorify.
3 'Lift up your hearts': alas, O Lord, I cannot
lift up aright my burdened heart to thee;
thou knowest, Lord, the cares that weigh upon it,
the chains that bind it struggling to be free.
4 O Love divine! thy promise comes to cheer me,
O Voice of pity! blessing and thrice blest --
'Come unto me, ye laden hearts and weary;
take up my yoke, and learn: I pledge you rest'.
5 I dare not waver by such grace invited,
I yield my heart, dear Lord: I close the strife.
Lift thou my heart until, with thine united,
I taste anew the joy of endless life.
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #654||'Lift up your hearts': I hear the summons calling||'Lift up your hearts': I hear the summons calling||GOVAN OLD||John Macleod (1840-1898)||11 10 11 10||Colossians 3:1-2; Hebrews 7:24-28; Hebrews 12:22-24; John 6:37-40; Lamentations 3:41; Matthew 11:28-30||2005||The Church Celebrates | Holy Communion; Christ Risen | Reign and Priesthood; Jesus | priesthood; Longing ||