191. 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; alleluia!
lift your heads, eternal gates; alleluia!
he hath conquered death and sin; alleluia!
take the King of glory in. Alleluia!

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

4 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!

5 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!

6 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!

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise alleluia!
Author: Thomas Cotterill, 1779-1823
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Scripture: ;
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Ascension
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: D
Key: G Major

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