364. Lift Up the Gates Eternal (Psalm 24)

Text Information
First Line: See, all the earth is God's, its people and nations
Title: Lift Up the Gates Eternal (Psalm 24)
Author: Arlo D. Duba (1984)
Author (refrain): Willard F. Jabusch (1966, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 12.12 with refrain
Scripture: Psalm 24; Genesis 1:1-10; Psalm 15; Psalm 89:11; Isaiah 40:9; Isaiah 55:6-7; Matthew 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:9-11; 2 Timothy 2:22-24; Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:3
Topic: Christ's Return and Judgment; Creation; Jesus Christ: Advent2 more...
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lift up the gates eternal
Copyright: Ref. © 1967 Rev. Williard F. Jabusch (Published by OCP); © 1986 Arlo D. Duba
Tune Information
Name: GILU HAGALILIM
Harmonizer: Alfred V. Fedak (2011)
Meter: 12.12 with refrain
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Israeli folk melody
Copyright: Harm. © 2011 Alfred V. Fedak
Notes: Gradually increasing tempo can heighten the sense of joy and power in this psalm.


Text Information:

This engaging paraphrase of Psalm 24 gains much of its energy from the Israeli folk song for which it was written. This territorial connection adds another dimension to a many-layered text that speaks both to the themes of Advent and to those of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.


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Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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