Lift up your eyes! The dawn you seek is bending
to bless our night with fingers of the day;
the bonds of darkness Christ the Light is rending;
Lo! where he comes old terrors flee away.
Lift up your hands! By love your Christ is broken,
the Bread of Life for all earth's hungry throngs;
the table spread, your presence long forespoken,
feast here in peace, for here the world belongs.
Lift up your hearts! Obey your risen Master;
grant him abode; and he will dwell with you
and give you back rejoicing for disaster,
beauty for dust, and all the world made new.
Lift up your souls! Possess your full salvation;
on you the Savior's pardon has been poured;
you are the hears of ancient expectation;
yours is the shining kingdom of the Lord.