1 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.
2 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!
3 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.
4 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.
5 So come, my Sovereign, enter in!
Let new and nober life begin!
Thy Holy Spirit guide us on,
Until the glorious crown be won.