JESUS, LORD of Life Eternal,
Taking those He loved the best,
Stood upon the Mount of Olives,
And His Own the last time blest:
Then, though He had never left it,
Sought again his FATHER’s breast.
Knit is now our flesh to Godhead,
Knit in everlasting bands:
Call the world to highest festal:
Floods and oceans, clap your hands:
Angels, raise the song of triumph!
Make response, ye distant lands!21211st ed. line order:
Know, O world, this highest festal: Floods, ... Angels, ...
Make response, ... For our flesh is knit to Godhead,
Knit in, ...
Loosing Death with all its terrors
Thou ascended’st up on high;
And to mortals, now Immortal,
As Thine own Disciples saw Thee
Mounting victor to the sky!
Monarch of monarchs, Sole of Sole, to Thee,
WORD, Glorious in Thy FATHER’s Majesty,
And sending Thy co-equal SPIRIT bright
To teach, to comfort, and to guide aright,
Thine own Apostles sang: All glory to Thy might!
Joseph of the Studium [Joseph of Thessalonica]. This person not the same person wrongly named by Dr. Neale in his Hymns of the Eastern Church as Joseph of the Studium, author of the great Canon for the Ascension. That Joseph is St. Joseph the Hymnographer. Joseph of Thessalonica, younger brother of St. Theodore of the Studium, q.v., was some time Bishop of Thessalonica, and died in prison, after great suffering inflicted by command of Theophilus. He was probably the author of the Triodia in the Triodion, and certainly of five Canons in the Pentecostarion to which his name is prefixed. His pieces have not been translated into English. [Rev. H. Leigh Bennett, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) Go to person page >
Translator: John Mason Neale
John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly temperament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesus, Lord of life eternalFirst Line: Jesus, Lord of life eternalAuthor: Joseph of the Studium ( -883); Rev. John Mason Neale (1818-1866)Scripture: Luke 24:51Date: 1886Subject: The Lord Jesus Christ |
Display Title: Jesus, Lord of life eternalFirst Line: Jesus, Lord of life eternalAuthor: Joseph of the Studium (—883); Rev. John Mason Neale (1818-1866)Scripture: Luke 24:51; Ephesians 1:22Date: 1891Subject: Christ | Ascension of; Christ | Humanity of; Christ | Incarnate