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Lift Your Heads

Lift your heads, O ye gates, lift them up on high

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Lift your heads, O ye gates, lift them up on high]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Lift your heads, O ye gates, lift them up on high;
Christ our Lord lives again, nevermore to die;
Far and near, ev’rywhere, let the message fly,
While we are marching on.

Marching on, marching on,
Easter sunbeams shine,
Marching on, marching on, sing of pow’r divine;
Living hopes, living joys, shall be yours and mine,
While we are marching on,
While we are marching on.

2 Tell the world wondrous news, ye who love His name;
Endless life, thro’ His grace, to all men proclaim;
Jesus lives, Jesus saves, evermore the same,
While we are marching on. [Refrain]

3 Jesus reigns, Lord of all, come and serve the King!
To His cross, to His crown, fresh allegiance bring;
With His hosts, ransomed hosts, let our praises ring,
While we are marching on. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #210

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift your heads, O ye gates, lift them up on high
Title: Lift Your Heads
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Marching on, Easter sunbeams