Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Words: by Georg Weissel, 1642; translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1855
Tune: TRURO by Thomas Williams, 1789; harmony by Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
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!