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Now the Lamb ascends on high

Now the Lamb ascends on high

Author: John Relly
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Now the Lamb ascends on high,
Behold him, Sons of God,
Captive led Captivity,
All conquer'd by his Blood:
With him, we are risen too,
In him, from ev'ry Charge set free;
In our risen Christ we view
Our endless Liberty.

2 Jesus is gone up on High,
Ye Sons of Adam hear;
Why will you despair and die
In all your Sin and Fear:
Gifts of Glory he receives,
That God, your God, might dwell with you,
And whoe'er in him believes,
Shall find the Record true.

3 God's gone up with merry Noise,
And with the Trumpet's Sound;
Hence our high, triumphant Joys
Shall evermore abound:
Tho' rebellious once, deceiv'd,
Yet now our Tongues can greatly tell,
Jesus hath that Gift receiv'd,
Of God, with us to dwell.

4 Our dear Lord's gone up on High,
Bur first he greatly stood
Th' Object of our Misery,
Resisting Sin to Blood.
In our Nature, Person, Name,
Was Jesus, by the Law, arraign'd,
Bearing all our Curse and Shame,
As long as ought remain'd.

5 Now our Life's gone up on High,
Each Babe in Zion knows
How that God did justify
His Church, when Jesus rose;
Press we now then to attain
The Resurrection of the Dead,
Where the Members born again
Are perfect as the Head.

Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #II.XXI

Author: John Relly

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First Line: Now the Lamb ascends on high
Author: John Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs #II.XXI

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