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199. Our Lord is risen from the dead

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.

Text Information
First Line: Our Lord is risen from the dead
Author: C. Wesley (1741)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Ascension; Ascension Day
Notes: Alternate tune: #100
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: A Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. J. B. Dykes, 1864

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