181. See, the conqueror mounts in triumph

1 See, the conqueror mounts in triumph,
see the king in royal state,
riding on the clouds, his chariot
to his heavenly palace gate!
hear the choirs of angel voices
joyful alleluias sing!
and the gates on high are opened
to receive their mighty King.

2 He who on the cross has suffered,
he who from the grave arose —
he has conquered sin and Satan,
he has overcome his foes:
while he lifts his hands in blessing,
he is parted from his friends;
while their eager eyes behold him,
in the clouds the Lord ascends.

3 You have raised our human nature
on the clouds to God's right hand;
there we sit in heavenly places,
there with you in glory stand:
mighty Lord, in your ascension
we by faith can see our own:
Jesus reigns, adored by angels;
God with us is on the throne!

Text Information
First Line: See, the conqueror mounts in triumph
Author: C. Wordsworth (1807-1885)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Saviour: Ascended and Reigning; The Ascension of Christ
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: G Major
Source: Dutch traditional melody
Notes: Alternative tune: EBENEZER (175)



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