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