1 Hail the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia!
To his throne above the skies; Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
Enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!
2 There for Him high triumph waits; Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates; Alleluia!
He hath conquered death and sin; Alleluia!
Take the King of glory in. Alleluia!
3 Lo! the heaven its Lord receives, Alleluia!
Yet he loves the earth He leaves: Alleluia!
Though returning to His thrones, Alleluia!
Still he calls mankind His own. Alleluia!
4 See! He lifts His hands above; Alleluia!
See! He shows the prints of love; Alleluia!
Hark! His gracious lips bestow Alleluia!
Blessings on His Church below. Alleluia!
5 Still for us He intercedes, Alleluia!
His prevailing death He pleads, Alleluia!
Near Himself prepares our place, Alleluia!
He the first-fruits of our race. Alleluia!
6 Lord, though parted from our sight Alleluia!
Far above the starry height, Alleluia!
Grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluia!
Seeking Thee above the skies. Alleluia!
|First Line:||Hail the day that sees Him rise|
|Title:||Hail the day that sees Him rise|
|Author:||Rev. Chas. Wesley (1739)|
|Notes:||Hymn tune in index: ASCENSION|
|Name:||[Hail the day that sees Him rise]|
|Composer:||W. H. Monk, Mus. Doc.|