271. Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice

1 Lift up your heads, rejoice: redemption draweth nigh;
now breathes a softer air, now shines a milder sky;
the early trees put forth their new and tender leaf;
hushed is the moaning wind that told of winter's grief.

2 Lift up your heads, rejoice: redemption draweth nigh;
now mount the leader clouds, now flames the darkn'ing sky;
the early scattered drops descend with heavy fall,
and to the waiting earth the hidden thunders call.

3 Lift up your heads, rejoice: redemption draweth nigh;
O note the varying signs of earth and air and sky.
the God of glory comes in gentleness and might,
to comfort and alarm, to succor and to smite.

4 He come, the wide world's King; he comes, the true heart's friend,
new gladness to begin, and ancient wrong to end;
he comes to fill with light the weary, waiting eye:
lift up your heads, rejoice: redemption draweth nigh.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, rejoice
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice
Author: T. T. Lynch (1856)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 6.6.6.6 D
Scripture: Luke 12:54-56; Luke 21:27-31; Mark 13:28
Topic: Jesus Christ: Triumphal Entry
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TALLIS' SEVENTH TUNE
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Meter: 6.6.6.6 D
Key: F Major



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