Ascended Lord, accept our praise . Bp. W. W. How. [Thursday .] Appeared in the Parish Magazine , as the first of three "Week-day Hymns," March, 1871, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines and appointed for Thursday. The same year it was included in Church Hymns, No. 58, with one change only, stanza iii. line 1, "And week" for "Yet, week," &c. This latter text, with the omission of stanza ii., was also given in Thring's Collection, 1882.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)