394. We Thank Thee, Jesus, Dearest Friend

1 We thank Thee, Jesus, dearest Friend,
That Thou didst into heav'n ascend.
O blessed Savior, bid us live
And strength to soul and body give.
Allelujah.

2 Ascended to His throne on high,
Hid from our sight, yet always nigh,
He rules and reigns at God's right hand
And has all pow'r at His command.
Allelujah.

3 The man who trusts in Him is blest
And finds in Him eternal rest;
This world's allurements we despise
And fix on Christ alone our eyes.
Allelujah.

4 We therefore heartily rejoice
And sing His praise with cheerful voice;
He captive led captivity,
From bitter death He set us free.
Allelujah.

5 Through Him we heirs of heav'n are made;
O Brother, Christ, extend Thine aid
That we may firmly trust in Thee
And through Thee live eternally.
Allelujah.

Text Information
First Line: We thank Thee, Jesus, dearest Friend
Title: We Thank Thee, Jesus, Dearest Friend
German Title: Wir danken dir, Herr Jeus Christ
Author: Unknown (1607, cento)
Translator: M. Loy, 1828-1915 (alt.)
Meter: L M with Alleluia
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Exaltation of Christ
Tune Information
Name: ERSCHIENEN IST DER HERRLICH TAG
Composer: N. Herman, c. 1480-1561
Meter: L M with Alleluia
Key: d minor



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