89. Forty days on earth He spent

1 Forty days on earth He spent
Since glad Easter day,
Then from His Apostles' sight
Jesus pass'd away;
Evermore th' Incarnate Son
Sits on God the Father's Throne.

2 "Lift your heads, Eternal gates,"
So the Angels sing;
"Everlasting doors, make way
For the Glorious King!"
Satan's power is overthrown,
Christ the Victor reigns alone!

3 With the Angels we, O Lord,
Songs of triumph raise;
With the twelve, at Bethany,
Up to Heaven we gaze;
Soon Thou wilt return--may be
Watch with joy to welcome Thee!


Text Information
First Line: Forty days on earth He spent
Meter: 7s. 5s. 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1883
Topic: Our Lord Jesus Christ: His Ascension
Tune Information
Meter: 7s. 5s. 7.
Key: D Major

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