247. Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

1 Hail the day that sees him rise, alleluia!
To his throne above the skies; alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!

2 There for him high triumph waits; alleluia!
lift your heads, eternal gates; alleluia!
he hath conquered death and sin; alleluia!
take the King of Glory in. Alleluia!

3 Highest heaven its Lord receives, alleluia!
yet he loves the earth he leaves; alleluia!
though returning to his throne, alleluia!
still he calls the world his own. Alleluia!

4 See! He lifts his hands above, alleluia!
See! He shows the prints of love; alleluia!
Hark! His gracious lips bestow alleluia!
blessings on his church below.Alleluia!

5 Still for us he intercedes; alleluia!
his prevailing death he pleads, alleluia!
near himself prepares our place, alleluia!
he the first-fruits of our race. Alleluia!

6 Lord, though parted from our sight, alleluia!
far above the starry height, alleluia!
grant our hearts may thither rise, alleluia!
seeking thee above the skies. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise
Title: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluias
Scripture: Psalm 93; Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:44-53; Ephesians 1:15-23; Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 2:5-12; Revelation 5:1-14
Topic: Ascension and Exaltation
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluias
Key: G Major or modal

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