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O lift up your heads, your redemption draws news

O lift up your heads, your redemption draws news

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Tune: ST. MICHAELS (German)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O lift up your heads! your redemption draws near!
Let nothing discourage, or cause you to fear;
Our Saviour is faithful, his promise is sure
To all who hear trials, hold fast, and endure.

2 Well may you have courage, your cause is the Lord's,
Attested by signs, and with Scripture accords;
And though all the powers of the dragon assail,
The truth, being mighty, will surely prevail.

3 Hold fast that rich treasure, nor e'er lay it down;
Endure to the end and let none take thy crown;
The spirits of darkness will seek to devour,
But Jesus and angels excel them in power.

4 Rich promise to all who shall now overcome!
To be a firm pillar in God's sacred dome,
Inscribed with his name, and the Son of his love,
And that of the city which comes from above.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #865

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 17, 1814, Brookfield, New York. Died: March 22, 1892, Mill Grove, New York. Buried: West Ridgeway Cemetery, Me­di­na, New York. Cottrell was known as a writ­er, po­et and min­i­s­ter. A mem­ber of the Seventh-day Adventists, he served for a time on the ed­it­or­i­al com­mit­tee of The Re­view and Her­ald in Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan. As of 1857, he was liv­ing in Mill Grove, New York. Go to person page >

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First Line: O lift up your heads, your redemption draws news
Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Copyright: Public Domain



ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published by William Gawler (b. Lambeth, London, England, 1750; d. London, 1809) in 1789 in his London collection Hymns and Psalms Used at the Asylum for Female Orphans (1785-1789). Gawler was organist at the Asylum of Refuge for French Orphans in Lambeth, th…

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