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189. Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

1 Hail the day that sees him rise, hallelujah!
taken from our wondering eyes, hallelujah!
Christ, awhile to mortals given, hallelujah!
reascends his native heaven. Hallelujah!

2 There the glorious triumph waits; hallelujah!
lift your heads, eternal gates; hallelujah!
Christ has conquered death and sin; hallelujah!
take the King of glory in. Hallelujah!

3 Though returning to his throne, hallelujah!
still he calls the world his own; hallelujah!
him though highest heaven receives, hallelujah!
still he loves the world he leaves. Hallelujah!

4 See, he lifts his hands above; hallelujah!
see, he shows the prints of love, hallelujah!
hark, his gracious lips bestow, hallelujah!
blessing on the church below. Hallelujah!

5 Still for us he intercedes, hallelujah!
his prevailing death he pleads, hallelujah!
near himself prepares our place, hallelujah!
first-fruits of our human race. Hallelujah!

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise
Title: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Author: Charles Wesley (1739, alt.)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with hallelujah
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Ascension; Blessings; Christian Year: Ascension (15 more...)
Notes: Alt tune: LLANFAIR
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with hallelujah
Key: G Major

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