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Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Georg Weissel
(1590-1635)
translated by
Catherine Winkworth
(1827-1878)

7Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors;
and the King of glory shall come in.
8Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
even lift them up, ye everlasting doors;
and the King of glory shall come in.
10Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
Selah.
Psalm 24:7-10 KJV

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates—
Behold, the King of glory waits!
The King of kings is drawing near;
The Savior of the world is here!

A Helper just He comes to thee;
His chariot is humility,
His kingly crown is holiness,
His scepter, pity in distress.

O blessed the land, the city blessed,
Where Christ the Ruler is confessed!
O happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King in triumph comes!

Fling wide the portals of your heart!
Make it a temple, set apart
From earthly use for heaven’s employ,
Adorned with prayer and love and joy.

Redeemer, come, with us abide;
Our hearts to Thee are open wide;
Let us Thine inner presence feel;
Thy grace and love in us reveal.

Thy Holy Spirit lead us on
Until our glorious goal is won;
Eternal praise, eternal fame
Be offered, Savior, to Thy Name!

 

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