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Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

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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!
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 we open wide;
let us thy 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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First Line:
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates, Behold the King of glory waits
Title:
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
German Title:
Macht hoch die Tür
Author:
Georg Weissel (1642)
Translator:
Catherine Winkworth
Meter:
8.8.8.8.8.8.6.8
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information

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Title:
TRURO (Williams)
Composer:
Thomas Williams, of Clerkenwell Green (1789); Charles Burney
Meter:
8.8.8.8
Copyright:
Public Domain