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Exalt, exalt, the heavenly gates
(Joseph the Hymnographer/John Mason Neale/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Exalt, exalt, the heavenly gates.

1. "Exalt, exalt, the heavenly gates,
  ye chiefs of mighty name!
The Lord and King of all things waits,
  enrobed in earthly frame."
    So to the higher seats they cry,
    the humbler legions of the sky.

    "Exalt, exalt, the heavenly gates,
      ye chiefs of mighty name!"

2. For Adam, by the serpent's guile,
  distressed, deceived, o'erthrown,
thou left'st thy native home awhile,
  thou left'st the Father's throne:
    now he is decked afresh with grace,
    thou seek'st once more the heavenly place.

    "Exalt, exalt, the heavenly gates,
      ye chiefs of mighty name!"

3. Glad festal keeps the earth today,
  glad festal heaven is keeping:
The ascension-pomp, in bright array,
  goes proudly skyward sweeping;
    the Lord the mighty deed hath done,
    and joined the severed into one.

    "Exalt, exalt, the heavenly gates,
      ye chiefs of mighty name!"

Joseph the Hymnographer, translated by John Mason Neale,
in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 240.
Adapted. Repetition of "Exalt, exalt, the ..." not in the original.

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