God is gone up on high

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1 God is gone up on high,
with a triumphant noise;
the clarions of the sky
proclaim the angelic joys!

Join all on earth, rejoice and sing;
glory ascribe to glory’s king.

2 God in the flesh below,
for us he reigns above:
let all the nations know
our Jesus’ conquering love! [Refrain]

3 All power to our great Lord
is by the Father given;
by angel hosts adored,
he reigns supreme in heaven. [Refrain]

4 High on his holy seat
he bears the righteous sway;
his foes beneath his feet
shall sink and die away. [Refrain]

5 His foes and ours are one,
Satan, the world, and sin;
but he shall tread them down
and bring his kingdom in: [Refrain]

6 till all the earth, renewed
in righteousness divine,
with all the hosts of God
in one great chorus join. [Refrain]

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #371

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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