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Christ, our King, to heaven ascendeth

Christ, our King, to heaven ascendeth

Author: John Henry Hopkins
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Christ our King to heaven ascendeth,
Past the blue sky's utmost bound;
Christ our King to heaven ascendeth,
Clouds of angels close him round.
Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia loud they cry;
Christ our King to heaven ascendeth,
Glory be to God on high!

2 Our High-Priest to heaven ascendeth,
Lo! the Lamb, as it were slain!
Our High-Priest to heaven ascendeth,
On God's throne He lives again;
Pleads His sacrifice of wonder,
Claims the fruit of all His pain;
Our High-Priest to heaven ascendeth,
Peace on earth, good-will to men.

3 Christ our Lord to heaven ascendeth,
Cloven tongues of fire appear.
Christ our Lord to heaven ascendeth,
Lo! the rushing wind is here!
Mighty armies forth with banners
Conquering and to conquer go:
Christ our Lord to heaven ascendeth,
He shall reign o'er all below.

4 Christ now reigns, the King of glory,
All His foes before Him fall;
Christ now reigns, the King of glory,
He shall triumph over all.
King of kings shall men behold Him,
Lord of lords for evermore:
Christ now reigns, the King of glory,
Bow before Him, and adore!

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: John Henry Hopkins

John Henry Hopkins, Jr., American ecclesiologist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 28, 1820, the eldest son of pioneer parents, the father from Dublin, and the mother from Hamburg. His father was successively ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest, and second Episcopal bishop of Vermont, becoming presiding bishop in 1865. The son reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1839, he worked as a reporter in New York City while studying law. From 1842 to 1844, he tutored the children of Bishop Elliott of Savannah, Georgia, returning to take his M.A. from Vermont in 1845. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1850 and was ordain… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ, our King, to heaven ascendeth
Author: John Henry Hopkins
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Book of Common Praise #d76

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Gloria #91

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #185

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #185

Hymns of the Centuries #d31

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d48

The Book of Common Praise #d80

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The Church Hymnal #127

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The Church Hymnal #127

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #127

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The Hymnal #127

The New Hosanna #d16

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