Lift Up the Gates Eternal

See, all the earth is God's, its people and nations

Author (refrain): Willard Francis Jabusch (1966); Author: Arlo D. Duba (1984)
Published in 6 hymnals

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Author (refrain): Willard Francis Jabusch

A Catholic priest, Willard Francis Jabusch (b. 1930) was educated at Mundelein Seminary, Loyola University and Northwestern University (Ph.D., 1968). His education was enhanced at the University of London, and as a composer, at the Chicago Conservatory. He was ordained in the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1956. Fr. Jabusch served as priest at Old St. James parish, a predominantly African-American parish in Chicago, and has taught at several institutions including the Chicago-area schools Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary (disbanded in 2007) and Mundelein Seminary, as well as Notre Dame University and the American College at the University of Louvain in Belgium. More recently he served as chaplain and director of Calvert House at the Un… Go to person page >

Author: Arlo D. Duba

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First Line: See, all the earth is God's, its people and nations
Title: Lift Up the Gates Eternal
Author: Arlo D. Duba (1984)
Author (refrain): Willard Francis Jabusch (1966)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lift up the gates eternal, lift up your voices
Copyright: Refrain copyright 1966 by Willard F. Jabusch, University of St. Mary of the Lake, MundeleinSeminary, Mundelein, IL 60060; Text: © 1986 Arlo D. Duba. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



Jabusch wrote his text to correspond to PROMISED ONE, an Israeli folk tune. Probably of Hasidic origin, PROMISED ONE was associated with the folk song "Gilu Hagalilim," brought by Zionist settlers to Israel after World War I. The Fireside Book of Folk Songs (1947) contains the tune with a different…

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #20

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Glory to God #364


Lift Up Your Hearts #144

Presbyterian Hymnal #177

Psalms for All Seasons #24E

Voices United #750

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