'Lift up your hearts': I hear the summons calling

'Lift up your hearts': I hear the summons calling

Author: John Macleod
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1 'Lift up your hearts': I hear the summons calling
forth from the heavenly altar where he stands --
our great High Priest, the Father's love revealing,
in priestly act, with pleading outspread hands.

2 'Lift up your hearts': with hearts' to heaven soaring
the Church exulting makes her glad reply --
'We lift them up unto the Lord', adoring;
our God and thine, through thee, we glorify.

3 'Lift up your hearts': alas, O Lord, I cannot
lift up aright my burdened heart to thee;
thou knowest, Lord, the cares that weigh upon it,
the chains that bind it struggling to be free.

4 O Love divine! thy promise comes to cheer me,
O Voice of pity! blessing and thrice blest --
'Come unto me, ye laden hearts and weary;
take up my yoke, and learn: I pledge you rest'.

5 I dare not waver by such grace invited,
I yield my heart, dear Lord: I close the strife.
Lift thou my heart until, with thine united,
I taste anew the joy of endless life.

Author: John Macleod

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