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LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, O MIGHTY GATES (ADVENT HYMN)

09 Dec

 

1. Lift up your heads, O mighty gates;

behold the King of glory waits!

The King of kings is drawing near;

the Saviour of the world is here.

 

2. O blest the land, the city blest,

where Christ the ruler is confest!

O happy hearts and happy homes

to whom this king of triumph comes!

 

3. Fling wide the portals of your heart;

make it a temple, set apart

from earthly use for heav’n’s employ,

adorned with prayer and love and joy.

 

4. Come, Saviour, come with us abide;

our hearts to you we open wide:

your Holy Spirit guide us on,

until your glorious goal is won.

 

– tr. Catherine Winkworth

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2015 in Inspirational Hymns

 

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