200. Hail the day that sees Him rise

1 Hail the day that sees Him rise,
Glorious, to His native skies!
Christ, awhile to mortals given,
Reascends His native heaven.

2 There the glorious triumph waits;
Lift your heads, eternal gates!
Wide unfold the radiant scene;
Take the King of Glory in!

3 Him though highest heaven receives,
Still He loves the earth He leaves;
Though returning to His throne;
Still He calls mankind His own.

4 See, He lifts His hands above!
See, He shows the prints of love!
Hark, His gracious lips bestow
Blessings on His Church below!

5 Still for us His Death He pleads;
Prevalent, He intercedes:
Near Himself prepares our place,
Harbinger of human race.

6 There we shall with Thee remain,
Partners of Thy endless reign;
There Thy face unclouded see,
Find our heaven of heavens in Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees Him rise
Author: C. Wesley (1739, a. )
Publication Date: 1868
Meter: 7s.
Topic: Ascension; Ascension Day
Notes: Alternate tune: #13 or #192b
Tune Information
Meter: 7s.
Key: E Major
Notes: Composer from index: Sam. Webbe? From Thibaut, King of Navarre, d. 1254?

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