440. The Lord ascendeth up on high

1 The Lord ascendeth up on high,
the Lord hath triumphed gloriously,
in power and might excelling;
the grave and hell are captive led,
see him return, our glorious Head,
to his eternal dwelling.

2 The heavens with joy receive their Lord,
by saints, by angel hosts adored;
O day of exultation!
Come earth, adore thy glorious King!
His rising, his ascension sing
with grateful adoration!

3 Our great High Priest hath gone before,
now on his Church his grace to pour,
and still his love he giveth:
oh, may our hearts to him ascend;
may all within us upward tend
to him who ever liveth!

Text Information
First Line: The Lord ascendeth up on high
Author: Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874)
Meter: 887 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christ Risen: Ascension; Christian Year: Ascension; Jesus: priesthood
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Gottfried Schicht (1753-1823)
Meter: 887 D
Key: G Major
Source: Allgemeines Choral-Buch, Leipzig, 1819

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