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14 November 2010

Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

See also the German Original: Macht hoch die Tür

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.

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!

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, Saviour, to thy Name!

See also the German Original: Macht hoch die Tür

Text: Macht hoch die Tür, by Georg Weissel (1623), trans. Catherine Winkworth (1855)

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