Stichera of the Ascension

Now the Lord from earth ascending

Translator: John Brownlie
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Now the Lord from earth ascending,
Seeks the throne of heaven again,
That the Comforter, descending,
Might abide with sinful men.

Clouds His chariots, upwards rising
Bear Him proudly to the skies;
Heaven beholds a sight surprising,
Man above the angels rise.

Lift your gates ye powers supernal;
All ye nations come adore;
For the Christ to realms eternal,
Goes to dwell forevermore.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now the Lord from earth ascending
Title: Stichera of the Ascension
Greek Title: ὁ κύριος ἀνελήφθη εἰς οὐρανοὺς
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: Pentecostarion, p. 147
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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