Hymnal: Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #51 (1786) Topics: Ascension of Christ; Christ His ascension; Ascension of Christ; Christ His ascension First Line: This spacious earth is all the Lord's Lyrics: 1 This spacious earth is all the Lord’s,
And men and worms, and beasts and birds;
He rais'd the building on the seas,
And gave it for their dwelling-place.
2 But there’s a brighter world on high,
Thy palace, Lord, above the sky;
Who shall ascend that blest abode,
And dwell so near his Maker God?
3 He that abhors and fears to sin,
Whose heart is pure, whose hands are clean,
Him shall the Lord, the Saviour bless,
And clothe his soul with righteousness.
4 These are the men, the pious race,
That seek the God of Jacob’s face;
These shall enjoy the blissful sight
And dwell in everlasting light.
5 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high,
Behold the King of glory nigh;
Who can this King of glory be?
The mighty Lord, the Saviour’s he.
6 Ye heavenly gates, your leaves display,
To make the Lord, the Saviour way:
Laden with spoils from earth and hell,
The Conqueror comes with God to dwell.
7 Rais'd from the dead in royal state,
He opens heaven’s eternal gate,
To give his saints a blest abode,
Near their Redeemer and their God. Scripture: Psalm 24 Languages: English
Saints dwell in Heaven; or Christ's Ascension