228. Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia

1 Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia,
to his throne above the skies; Alleluia,
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia,
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!

2 There for him high triumph waits;
lift your heads, eternal gates.
He hath conquered death and sin;
take the King of Glory in.

3 Lo, the heaven its Lord receives,
yet he loves the earth he leaves;
though returning to his throne,
still he calls mankind his own.

4 See, he lifts his hands above;
see, he shews the prints of love;
hark, his gracious lips bestow
blessings on his church below.

5 Still for us he intercedes,
his prevailing death he pleads;
near himself prepares our place,
he the first-fruits of our race.

6 Lord, though parted from our sight,
far above the starry height,
grant our hearts may thither rise,
seeking thee above the skies.

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Author: Thomas Cotterill (1779--1823)
Meter: 77 77 and Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Ascension Day; Blessing; Church Year: Ascension (4 more...)
Notes: and others
Tune Information
Composer (melody, probably): ROBERT WILLIAMS (1782-1818)
Meter: 77 77 and Alleluias
Key: F Major
Source: Harmonised probably by Compilers of English Hymnal, 1906

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