The Lord Ascendeth Up On High   2 comments

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Above:  Dome of Ascension, Olivet, Between 1934 and 1939

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2004005188/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-03258

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927)

Words by Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  The Lord ascendeth up on high,

The Lord hath triumphed gloriously,

In power and might excelling;

The grave and hell are captive led,

Lo! He returns, our glorious Head,

To His eternal dwelling.

2.  The heavens with joy receive their Lord,

By saints, by angel hosts adored;

O day of exultation!

O earth, adore thy glorious King!

His rising, His ascension sing

With grateful adoration!

3.  Our great High Priest hath gone before,

Now on His Church His grace to pour,

And still His love He giveth:

O may our hearts to Him ascend;

May all within us upward tend

To Him who ever liveth!

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