See the Conqueror mounts in triumphAuthor: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Tune: REX GLORIAE (Smart)
Published in 180 hymnals
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1 See, the Lord ascends in triumph,
Conqu'ring King in royal state
Riding on the clouds, His chariot
To His heav'nly palace gate;
Hark! The choirs of angel voices
Joyful alleluias sing,
And the portals high are lifted
To receive their heav'nly King.
2 Who is this that comes in glory
With the trump of jubilee?
Lord of battles, God of armies,
He has gained the victory.
He who on the cross did suffer,
He who from the grave arose,
He has vanquished sin and Satan;
He by death has spoiled His foes.
3 While He lifts His hands in blessing
He is parted from His friends;
While their eager eyes behold Him,
He upon the clouds ascends.
He who walked with God and pleased Him,
Preaching truth and doom to come,
He, our Enoch, is translated
To His everlasting home.
4 Now our heav'nly Aaron enters
With His blood within the veil;
Joshua now is come to Canaan,
And the kings before Him quail.
Now He plants the tribes of Israel
In their promised resting place,
Now our great Elijah offers
Double portion of His grace.
5 He has raised our human nature
On the clouds to God's right hand;
There we sit in heav'nly places,
There with Him in glory stand.
Jesus reigns, adored by angels;
Man with God is on the throne;
By our mighty Lord's ascension
We by faith behold our own.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #494
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st. 1 = Ps. 24:7
st. 2 = Luke 24:50-51, Acts 1:9
st. 3 = Eph. 2:6, Heb. 1:8, Ps. 68:18
Replete with biblical imagery and allusion, this text by Christopher Wordsworth (PHH 361) was published in his Holy Year (1862) in ten stanzas. John Julian considers "See, the Conqueror" to be one of Wordsworth's finest hymn texts.
The text views the ascending Lord being sung to by angels at heaven's gates (st. 1), recalls Christ's suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension (st. 2), and looks forward to our reign with Christ in glory (st. 3). The text emphasizes not only the event of the Ascension but also its meaning for us: in Christ's ascension, "we by faith can see” our own.
Easter; Ascension; many other worship services.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988
See the Conqueror mounts in triumph. Bishop C. Wordsworth, of Lincoln. [Ascension.] First published in his Holy Year, 1862, p. 99, in 10 stanzas of 4 double lines. In the latest editions of the Holy Year it has been divided into two parts, Pt. ii. beginning with st. vi. "Holy Ghost, Illuminator." Usually these two parts are given as separate hymns for congregational use. In addition a cento, beginning with stanza ii., "Who is this that comes in glory?" is given as a hymn. The original is one of Bishop Wordsworth's finest compositions, and is the nearest approach in style and treatment to a Greek Ode known to us in the English language. The amount of Holy Scripture compressed into these 40 lines is wonderful. Prophecy, Types, Historical Facts, Doctrinal Teaching, Extatic Praise, all are here; and the result is one grand rush of holy song.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 16 of 16)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #174||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||See the conqu'ror mounts in triumph||REX GLORIAE||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85||87 87 D||1993||Ascension ||
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #604||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||2000|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #215||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||IN BABILONE||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1855||87. 87 D||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #88||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||87 87 D||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #181||See, the conqueror mounts in triumph||See, the conqueror mounts in triumph||IN BABILONE||C. Wordsworth (1807-1885)||8 7 8 7 D||1987||God, Saviour | Ascended and Reigning; The Ascension of Christ ||
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #441||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||87 87 D||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #494||See, the Lord Ascends in Triumph||See, the Lord ascends in triumph||REX GLORIAE||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85||87 87 D||Mark 16:19; Colossians 3:1-4; Psalm 110:1; Revelation 6:11-13||2006|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #414||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||See, the conqueror mounts in triumph||REX GLORIAE||Christopher Wordsworth||87 87 D||Psalm 66:18; Psalm 24:7-10; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 2:6; Hebrews 1:5-8; Hebrews 5:4; Ephesians 2; Hebrews 1:8; Hebrews 5; Acts 1||1987||Ascension & Reign of Christ | ; King, God/Christ as | ; Assurance | ; Victory ||
|Rejoice in the Lord #334||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph||EBENEZER||Christopher Wordsworth||18.104.22.168 D||Luke 24:50; Psalm 24:7-8; Genesis 5:24; Joshua 5:1; 2 Kings 2:9-11; Psalm 98:2; Hebrews 1:5-8; Hebrews 5:4||1985||Biblical Characters | Elijah; Biblical Characters | Enoch; Biblical Characters | Joshua|
|Small Church Music #1884||Rex Gloriae||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||REX GLORIAE||Christopher Wordsworth|
|Small Church Music #3496||In Babilone||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||IN BABILONE||Christopher Wordsworth||22.214.171.124.D|
|Small Church Music #4966||看哪﹗救主奏凱上升 (See the Conqueror mount in triumph)||看哪﹗救主奏凱上升 (See the Conqueror mount in triumph)||COURAGE, BROTHER!||<a href="/hymnal/hymn1984">Hymnary, 1984 - 聖徒詩歌</a>|
|The Christian Life Hymnal #199||See the Conqu'ror mounts in triumph||See the Conqu'ror mounts in triumph||In Babilone||2006|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5990||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||See, the conqueror mounts in triumph||RUSTINGTON||Christopher Wordsworth||87.87 D||<cite>Holy Year</cite>, 1862, alt.|
|The New English Hymnal #132||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||REX GLORIAE||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85||87 87 D||1986||The Christian Year | Ascensiontide|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #291||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph||RUSTINGTON||Christopher Wordsworth||126.96.36.199.D.||Psalm 68:18; Hebrews 2:9||1990||Jesus Christ | His Ascension; Christ | Conqueror; Christ | Exaltation of; Christians | Triumph of; Death | Conquered; Heaven | Worship in|