Risen and Ascended

All hail! O glorious Son of God

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen; Translator: Frances Bevan (1899)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

All hail! O glorious Son of God,
In triumph risen again—
All heaven resounds with joyful laud
The songs of ransomed men;
The mighty chains of death are riven,
The Risen Christ is throned in Heaven.

Before thee all the shining hosts
The mighty Angels bend;
Thy saved ones from a thousand coasts
Their psalms of victory blend—
I join that song so passing sweet,
I cast my crown before Thy Feet.

O joy! the second Adam stands
Within God’s Paradise—
No longer barred by flaming brands
The shining pathway lies—
Within, the glorious Head has passed;
Each member must be there at last.

Behind us lie the cross and grave,
Before, eternal bliss;
There blossoms from the garden cave
The Tree of Righteousness,
The Face that shame and spitting bore
Is crowned with radiance evermore.

With Mary, O my Lord, I bow
In rapture at Thy Feet;
In spirit humbly kiss them now
And soon in presence sweet;
My name upon Thy lips divine
The lips that tell me “Thou art mine.”

Thou livest far from earthly strife
In God’s eternal peace—
And there with Thee is hid my life,
And there my wanderings cease;
The secret place where still and blest
I rest in Thine eternal rest.

Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series), 1899

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >

Translator: Frances Bevan

Bevan, Emma Frances, née Shuttleworth, daughter of the Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Warden of New Coll., Oxford, afterwards Bishop of Chichester, was born at Oxford, Sept. 25, 1827, and was married to Mr. R. C. L. Bevan, of the Lombard Street banking firm, in 1856. Mrs. Bevan published in 1858 a series of translations from the German as Songs of Eternal Life (Lond., Hamilton, Adams, & Co.), in a volume which, from its unusual size and comparative costliness, has received less attention than it deserves, for the trs. are decidedly above the average in merit. A number have come into common use, but almost always without her name, the best known being those noted under “O Gott, O Geist, O Licht dea Lebens," and "Jedes Herz will etwas… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All hail! O glorious Son of God
Title: Risen and Ascended
Translator: Frances Bevan (1899)
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Language: English



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