Nursery Rhymes

Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice

Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice Lyrics and Music

The edifying words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "Lift up your heads, rejoice, redemption draweth nigh; Now breathes a softer air, now shines a milder sky" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice " hymn were written by its English author Thomas Toke Lynch. The author of the hymn, Thomas Toke Lynch, was born on July 5, 1818 and died on May 9, 1871. The invigorating music that accompanies the "Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice " song of praise was composed by John Stainer The composer of the music to the "Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice " hymn, John Stainer, was born on June 6, 1840 and died on March 31, 1901. We have placed "Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice " in the category of Advent Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and notable church hymn.

Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice Hymn
Title: Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice *** Name of Composer: John Stainer *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Thomas Toke Lynch *** Hymns Category: Advent Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely words of the "Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice " lyrics, Thomas Toke Lynch (July 5, 1818-May 9, 1871), was born in Dunmow, Essex, England and achieved fame as a minister and hymn writer.

Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice Lyrics

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.

Lift up your heads, rejoice, redemption draweth nigh;
Now mount the laden clouds, now flames the darkening sky;
The early scattered drops descend with heavy fall,
And to the waiting earth the hidden thunders call.

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.

He comes, 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.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice ", John Stainer (June 6, 1840-March 31, 1901), was born in London, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist, chorister and professor of music at Oxford University.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Lift Up Your Heads, Rejoice
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Thomas Toke Lynch (July 5, 1818 to May 9, 1871)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Leonard A. Parr translated the hymn from German to English

Name of Composer of Music: John Stainer (June 6, 1840 to March 31, 1901)
Hymn Category: Advent Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Lift up your heads, rejoice, redemption draweth nigh; Now breathes a softer air, now shines a milder sky"
First Publication Date: 1856

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