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Christ's Ascension

Now for a theme of thankful praise

Author: J. Hart
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now for a theme of thankful praise
To tune the stammerer’s tongue;
Christians, your hearts and voices raise,
And join the joyful song.

2 The Lord’s ascended up on high,
Decked with resplendent wounds;
While shouts of victory rend the sky,
And heaven with joy resounds.

3 See, from the regions of the dead,
Through all the ethereal plains,
The powers of darkness captive led,
The dragon dragged in chains.

4 Ye eternal gates, your leaves unfold!
Receive the conquering King;
Ye angels, strike your harps of gold;
And saints, triumphant sing.

5 Sinners, rejoice! he died for you;
For you prepares a place;
Sends down his Spirit to guide you through
With every gift of grace.

6 His blood, which did your sins atone,
For your salvation pleads;
And, seated on his Father’s throne,
He reigns and intercedes.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #489

Author: J. Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now for a theme of thankful praise
Title: Christ's Ascension
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #489

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #149

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #142

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Hymns, etc. #S35

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Hymns #142

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The Baptist Hymn Book #438

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