1 A hymn of glory let us sing;
New songs thro'out the world shall ring:
Christ by a road before untrod,
ascendeth to the throne of God.
The holy apostolic band
upon the Mount of Olives stand,
and withthe virgin mother see
their Lord's resplendent majesty.
2 To them the angels, drawing nigh;
"Why stand and gaze upon the sky?
This is the Saviour," thus they say;
"this is his noble triumph day.
Again shall ye behold him so
as ye today have seen him go:
in glorious pomp ascending high
up to the portals of the sky."
3 O grant us thitherward to tend,
and with unwearied hearts ascend
toward thy kingdom's throne, where thou,
as is our faith, art seated now.
Be thou our joy and strong defense,
who art our future recompense:
so shall the light that springs from thee
be ours through all eternity.