The eternal gates lift up their heads (Christopher Tye)
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-05-19). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Tranposed from F to G; note values halved. Editorial slurs and accidentals added.
Published: 1553 in The Actes of the Apostles (London).
Description: This nineteenth-century text for Ascensiontide is paired with a simple four-part setting from Tye's The Actes of the Apostles (chapter VIII).
Original text and translations
The eternal gates lift up their heads, the doors are opened wide;
The King of Glory is gone up unto his Father's side.
And ever on our earthly path a gleam of glory lies;
A light still breaks behind the cloud that veils thee from our eyes.