“Lift Up Your Hearts!” We Lift Them, Lord, to Thee   1 comment

Lift Up Your Hearts

Above:  Part of the Text

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words by Henry Montagu Butler (1833-1918), English Academic and Anglican Priest

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1.  “Lift up your hearts!”  We lift them, Lord, to Thee;

Here at Thy feet none other may we see;

“Lift up your hearts!” E’en so, with one accord,

We lift them up, we lift them up to the Lord.

2.  Above the level of the former years,

The mire of sin, the weight of guilty fears,

The mist of doubt, the blight of love’s decay,

O Lord of Light, lift all our hearts today!

3.  Lift every gift that Thou Thyself hast given;

Low lies the best, till lifted up to heaven:

Low lie the bounding heart, the teeming brain,

Till sent from God, they mount to God again.

4.  Then, as the trumpet call, in after years,

“Lift up your hearts!” rings pealing in our ears,

Still shall those hearts respond, with full accord

“We lift them up, we lift them up to the Lord!”

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