1 The Lord ascendeth up on high,
the Lord hath triumphed gloriously,
in power and might excelling;
the grave and hell are captive led,
see him return, our glorious Head,
to his eternal dwelling.
2 The heavens with joy receive their Lord,
by saints, by angel hosts adored;
O day of exultation!
Come earth, adore thy glorious King!
His rising, his ascension sing
with grateful adoration!
3 Our great High Priest hath gone before,
now on his Church his grace to pour;
and still his love he giveth:
oh, may our hearts to him ascend;
may all within us upward tend
to him who ever liveth!
Source: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #440
|First Line:||The Lord ascendeth up on high|
|Title:||The Lord Ascendeth Up on High|
|Author:||Arthur T. Russell (1851)|
The Lord ascendeth up on high. A. T. Russell. [Ascension.] Published in the Hymns for Published Worship and Private Devotion, published for the benefit of the London German Hospital, Dalston, 1848, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. In 1854 stanzas i., ii., and a third stanza by Bishop How, were given in Morrell and How's Psalms & Hymns, No. 51, each stanza being in 7 lines. This text was repeated in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)