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When the Christ, His mission ended

When the Christ, His mission ended

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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When the Christ, His mission ended,
To the mount of Olives went,
He from earth in power ascended,
Far above the firmament.

Clouds His chariot, bright and glorious,
Bore Him far from human ken,
Who to heaven returned victorious,
Leaving gifts for sinful men.

"Lift your heads, ye gates supernal,"
Sang the choirs of angels bright,
"For He comes, the King eternal,
Crowned with majesty and might."

Hear the prayer from earth ascending
From our hearts bereft and lorn;
Let the Holy Ghost, descending,
Come to soothe our souls that mourn.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, 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 >

Text Information

First Line: When the Christ, His mission ended
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: Idiomelic Stichera of The Ascension
Language: English