212. 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,
Lo! He returns, 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!
O 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;
O 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
Title: The Lord Ascendeth Up on High
Author: Arthur T. Russell (1806-1874)
Meter: 8. 8. 7. D.
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Aspiration; Christ: Ascension; Christ: Conqueror (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Gottfried Schicht (1753 - 1823)
Meter: 8. 8. 7. D.
Key: A♭ Major

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