Author: Geo. Weissel Meter: 188.8.131.52 Appears in 263 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Lyrics: 1 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.
2 The Lord is just, a helper tried;
Mercy is ever at His side;
His kingly crown is holiness;
His sceptre, pity in distress.
3 Oh, blest the land, the city blest,
Where Christ the Ruler is confessed!
Oh, happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King in triumph comes!
4 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.
5 Redeemer, come! I open wide
My heart to Thee: here, Lord, abide!
Let me Thy inner presence feel:
Thy grace and love in me reveal.
6 So come, my Sovereign! enter in!
Let new and nobler life begin!
Thy Holy Spirit, guide us on,
Until the glorious crown be won! Topics: Processional; Parochial Missions; Consecration Used With Tune: [Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates]
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates!