1 Our Lord is risen from the dead;
Our Jesus is gone up on high:
The powers of hell are captive led,
Dragged to the portals of the sky.
2 There His triumphal chariot waits,
And angels chant the solemn lay:
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates!
Ye everlasting doors, give way!
3 Loose all your bars of massy light,
And wide unfold the radiant scene;
He claims those mansions as His right;
Receive the King of Glory in.
4 Who is the King of glory, who?
The Lord, that all His foes o'ercame;
The world, sin, death, and hell o'erthrew;
And Jesus is the Conqueror's name.
|First Line:||Our Lord is risen from the dead|
|Author:||C. Wesley (1741)|
|Topic:||Ascension; Ascension Day|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: #100|
|Notes:||Composer from index: Rev. J. B. Dykes, 1864|