865. O lift up your heads! your redemption draws near!

1 O lift up your heads! your redemption draws near!
Let nothing discourage, or cause you to fear;
Our Saviour is faithful, his promise is sure
To all who hear trials, hold fast, and endure.

2 Well may you have courage, your cause is the Lord's,
Attested by signs, and with Scripture accords;
And though all the powers of the dragon assail,
The truth, being mighty, will surely prevail.

3 Hold fast that rich treasure, nor e'er lay it down;
Endure to the end and let none take thy crown;
The spirits of darkness will seek to devour,
But Jesus and angels excel them in power.

4 Rich promise to all who shall now overcome!
To be a firm pillar in God's sacred dome,
Inscribed with his name, and the Son of his love,
And that of the city which comes from above.

Text Information
First Line: O lift up your heads! your redemption draws near!
Author: R. F. Cottrell
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Waiting for Christ: Closing Work
Tune Information
Meter: 11s
Key: G Major or modal
Source: German
Notes: Alternate tunes: #511 or 512.

More media are available on the tune authority page.

YOUR HANDS, O LORD, IN DAYS OF OLD (Gray Psalter Hymnal 363)
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I SING THE MIGHTY POWER (Voices United 231)
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O PRAISE THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD (Blue Psalter Hymnal 217)
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