Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates!   3 comments

Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1916 (1918), Episcopalian

Original German Words (published in 1642) by Georg Weissel (1590-1635)

English Translation (1855) by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)


1.  Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates!

Behold, the King of glory waits;

The King of kings is drawing near;

The Saviour of the world is here.

2.  The Lord is just, a helper tried;

Mercy is ever at His side;

His kingly crown is holiness;

His scepter, pity in distress.

3.  O blest the land, the city blest,

Where Christ the Ruler is confessed!

O happy hearts and happy homes

To whom this King of triumph comes!

4.  Fling wide the portals of your heart!

Make it a temple, set apart

From earthly use for heaven’s employ,

Adorned with prayer and hope and joy.

5.  Redeemer, come!  I open wide

My heart to Thee:  here, Lord, abide!

Let me Thy inner presence feel:

Thy grace and love in me reveal.

6.  So come, my Sovereign! enter in!

Let new and nobler life begin!

Thy Holy Spirit, guide us on,

Until the glorious crown be won!

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