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Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Author: Charles Wesley Meter: 7.7.7.7 with alleluia Appears in 528 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! To his throne above the skies, Alleluia! Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia! Reascends his native heaven, Alleluia! 2 There the glorious triumph waits, Alleluia! Lift your heads, eternal gates, Alleluia! ... Topics: Jesus Christ Love of; Jesus Christ; Christian Year Ascension; Christian Year Easter; Christ's Gracious Life Resurrection and Exaltation; Processionals Used With Tune: LLANFAIR
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The Ascension Day

Author: George Wither Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Our Lord and brother who put on

On Christ's Ascension I Now Build

Author: Josua Wagelin; William M. Czamanske Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7 Appears in 6 hymnals Lyrics: On Christ's ascension I now build The ... then, when all my days shall cease, Let ... Topics: The Church Year Ascension Scripture: John 14:8 Used With Tune: NUN FREUT EUCH

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LLANFAIR

Composer: Robert Williams Meter: 7.7.7.7 with alleluias Appears in 202 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 11335 43254 34321 Used With Text: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
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ASCENSION

Composer: William Henry Monk; Bill Newton Meter: 7.7.7.7 with alleluias Appears in 50 hymnals Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 35112 43351 21351 Used With Text: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
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SWABIA

Composer: William H. Havergal, 1793-1870; Johann M. Speiss, 1715-1772 Meter: 6.6.8.6 Appears in 110 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 53422 12345 54556 Used With Text: Praise We the Lord This Day

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Hail the day that sees him rise

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788; Thomas Cotterill, 1779-1823 Hymnal: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #255b (2000) Meter: 7.7.7.7 with alleluias First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise, alleluia! Lyrics: 1 Hail the day that sees him rise, alleluia! to his throne above the skies; alleluia! Christ the Lamb, for sinners giv'n, alleluia! enters now the highest heav'n! alleluia! 2 There for him high triumph waits; alleluia! lift your heads, eternal gates! ... Topics: Years A, B, and C Ascension Day Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20 Tune Title: ASCENSION
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Hail! festal days to endless ages known

Author: Venantius Fortunatus, c. 530-609; Theodore A. Lacey Hymnal: The Hymnal #184 (1916) Meter: 10.10 with refrain First Line: Hail! festal day! to endless ages known Lyrics: Hail! festal day! to endless ages known, When God ascended to his starry throne. Now with the Lord of new and heav'nly birth, His gifts return to grace the springing earth. Now glows the earth with painted flowers' array, And warmer light unbars the gates ... Topics: The Ascension Day Languages: English Tune Title: SALVE! FESTA DIES (ASCENSION)

On the Day of Pentecost

Author: F. Richard Garland Hymnal: Discipleship Ministries Collection #167 Meter: 7.7.6.6 with refrain Refrain First Line: Come, holy spirit: borne on wind and fire Lyrics: power you assured Ascension Day. Lord, consecrate ... Topics: Pentecost Scripture: Genesis 11:1-20 Languages: English Tune Title: [On the Day of Pentecost]

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Fred Pratt Green

1903 - 2000 Person Name: F. Pratt Green (b. 1903) Author of "Glorious the day when Christ was born" in New Church Praise The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more." --Seven New Hymns of Hope , 1971. Used by permission.

Anonymous

Person Name: Anon. Author of "Christ, the Lord is risen to-day" in The New Laudes Domini In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

Henry Thomas Smart

1813 - 1879 Person Name: Henry T. Smart Composer of "LANCASHIRE" in The United Methodist Hymnal Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza­tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth, Smart designed organs for impor­tant places such as St. Andrew Hall in Glasgow and the Town Hall in Leeds. He composed an opera, oratorios, part-songs, some instrumental music, and many hymn tunes, as well as a large number of works for organ and choir. He edited the Choralebook (1858), the English Presbyterian Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), and the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal (1875). Some of his hymn tunes were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman



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