1 Lift up your heads, you gates of brass!
you bars of iron, yield,
and let the King of glory pass:
the cross is in the field.

2 The armies of the living God,
the warriors of his host,
where Christians yet have never trod
take their appointed post.

3 His servants wage a holy war,
a fierce and awesome strife,
as heaven and hell contend for more
than either death or life.

4 Obedient to their Lord's command,
and strong within his strength,
they fight for him in every land
all must be his at length.

5 Rejoice then, Christians, fear not now,
in Jesus' name, be strong!
to him shall all the nations bow
and sing the triumph song.

6 Uplifted are the gates of brass,
the bars of iron yield
to let the King of glory pass:
the cross has won the field!

Jubilate Hymns version of 'Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass', James Montgomery (1771 - 1854)
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