1 Thou art gone up on high
To mansions in the skies,
And round Thy throne unceasingly
The songs of praise arise.
But we are lingering here,
With sin and care oppressed;
Lord, send Thy promised Comforter,
And lead us to our rest.
2 Thou art gone up on high;
But Thou didst first come down,
Through earth's most bitter misery
To pass unto Thy crown;
And girt with griefs and fears
Our onward course must be;
But only let that path of tears
Lead us at last to Thee!
3 Thou art gone up on high;
But Thou shalt come again
With all the bright ones of the sky
Attendant in Thy train.
O by Thy saving power
So make us live and die,
That we may stand, in that dread hour,
At Thy right hand on high!
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #123
|First Line:||Thou art gone up on high To mansions in the skies|
|Title:||Thou art gone up on high|
|Author:||Emma Leslie Toke (1851)|
"Thou hast gone up on high! Triumphant o'er the grave, And captive led captivity, Thy ransomed ones to save. Thou hast gone up on high! Oh! help us to ascend, And there with Thee continually, In heart and spirit blend."This stanza is practically unknown to compilers, and is not in general use. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)