518. 'Lift up your hearts!' We lift them, Lord, to thee

1 'Lift up your hearts!' We lift them, Lord, to thee;
here at thy feet none other may we see:
'Lift up your hearts!' Even so, with one accord,
we lift them up, we lift them to the Lord.

2 Above the level of the former years,
the mire of sin, the slough of guilty fears,
the mist of doubt, the blight of love's decay,
O Lord of light, lift all our hearts to-day.

3 Lift every gift that thou thyself hast given:
low lies the best till lifted up to heaven;
low lie the bounding heart, the teeming brain,
till, sent from God, they mount to God again.

4 Then, as the trumpet-call in after years,
'Lift up your hearts!' rings pealing in our ears,
still shall those hearts respond with full accord,
'We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord.'

Text Information
First Line: 'Lift up your hearts!' We lift them, Lord, to thee
Author: Henry Montague Butler (1833-1918)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:52; Isaiah 43:18-19; James 1:17; Lamentations 3:41; Matthew 17:8; Matthew 24:12; Revelation 2:4
Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Discipleship; The Church Celebrates: Holy Communion; Dedication: of people (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WOODLANDS
Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877-1949)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: D Major
Copyright: © Oxford University Press



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