Look up, and lift your heads, for your redemption is near. Luke 21:28
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 799.
Joy at the Coming of Christ.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Lift up your heads, ye saints, and see,
The wished-for day is come;
Jesus descends in majesty,
To lead His followers home.
His chariot wheels no more delay,
Rejoice, ye chosen ones;
He comes to call His saints away,
And bring from far His sons.
He is your Savior and your King,
Shout then with cheerful voice;
To Him your loud hosannas sing,
Who bids your hearts rejoice.