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128a. Hail the day that sees Him rise

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!


Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees Him rise
Title: Hail the day that sees Him rise
Author: Rev. Chas. Wesley (1739)
Meter: 7 S.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Ascensiontide
Notes: Hymn tune in index: ASCENSION
Tune Information
Name: [Hail the day that sees Him rise]
Composer: W. H. Monk, Mus. Doc.
Meter: 7 S.

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