Christian lyrics with chords for guitar, banjo, mandolin etc.
Words: Georg Weissel
Translated from German to English by Catherine Winkworth
Music: "Truro," Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
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Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
Behold, the King of glory waits;
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The King of kings is drawing near;
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The Saviour of the world is here!
A Helper just He comes to thee,
His chariot is humility,
His kingly crown is holiness,
His scepter, pity in distress.
O blest the land, the city blest,
Where Christ the Ruler is confessed!
O happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King in 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!