Scripture Verse

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Psalm 24:7


Words: Will­iam L. Col­lett, in the ap­pen­dix added to the Cooke and Den­ton Hym­nal, for use at St. Ste­phen’s Church, Shep­herd’s Bush, Ham­mer­smith, Lon­don, 1855.

Music: Šur­man­ci, from Mu­sic of the Ap­pen­dix to the Hymn­al Not­ed, by Tho­mas Hel­more, se­cond ed­i­tion (Lon­don: No­vel­lo, Ew­er & Com­pa­ny, 1870), num­ber 268 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Col­lett (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Hail, triumphant King of glory,
Prince of power and Lord of life!
Angel hosts and men adore Thee,
Who hast conquered in the strife!

Now behold Eve’s strong temptation
Healed by Mary’s sinless Son,
Adam’s curse by Christ’s salvation,
Eden lost by Heaven won.

O may we, once new created
In the pure, life giving flood,
Still to Thee be consecrated,
Daily rise from sin to God.

Dead be every deed unholy,
Buried each unhallowed lust,
Living now to Jesus solely,
Rise we from corruption’s dust.

Crown Him then, ye hosts of glory,
Angels hymn the Victor’s praise,
Sing, ye saints, the wondrous story,
Chant it in your festal lays.

Blessing, honor, might, dominion,
Give to Heav’n’s eternal king,
From whose glorious resurrection
All our hopes of glory spring.