312. Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

1 Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
To his throne above the skies, Alleluia!
Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia!
Re-ascends his native heaven, Alleluia!

2 There the glorious triumph waits, Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates, Alleluia!
Christ hath conquered death and sin, Alleluia!
Take the King of glory in, Alleluia!

3 See! the heaven its Lord receives, Alleluia!
Yet he loves the earth he leaves, Alleluia!
Though returning to his throne, Alleluia!
Still he calls the world 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!

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise
Title: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Author: Charles Wesley (1739)
Meter: 77.77 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Resurrection and Exaltation; Christian Year: Easter; Christian Year: Ascension (3 more...)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: David Evans (1927)
Composer: Robert Williams (1817)
Meter: 77.77 with Alleluias
Key: G Major
Copyright: Harm. by permission of Oxford University Press. From the "Revised Church Hymnary" 1927

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