255a. Hail the day that sees him rise

1 Hail the day that sees him rise, alleluia!
to his throne above the skies; alleluia!
Christ the Lamb, for sinners giv'n, alleluia!
enters now the highest heav'n! alleluia!

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

3 Circled round with angel-pow'rs, alleluia!
their triumphant Lord and ours; alleluia!
wide unfold the radiant scene, alleluia!
take the King of Glory in! alleluia!

4 Lo, the heav'n its Lord receives, alleluia!
yet he loves the earth he leaves; alleluia!
though returning to his throne, alleluia!
calls the human race his own. alleluia!

5 See, he lifts his hands above; alleluia!
see, he shews the prints of love; alleluia!
hark, his gracious lips bestow alleluia!
blessings on his Church below. alleluia!

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

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

8 Ever upward let us move, alleluia!
wafted on the wings of love; alleluia!
looking when our Lord shall come, alleluia!
longing, sighing after home. alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise, alleluia!
Title: Hail the day that sees him rise
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 (alt.)
Author: Thomas Cotterill, 1779-1823 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 and Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
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Topic: Years A, B, and C: Ascension Day; Ascensiontide
Notes: Other authors also
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Williams, 1781-1821
Meter: 77 77 and Alleluias
Key: F Major

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