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Above:  Design Drawing for a Stained-Glass Window, “Ascension”

Created by J. & R. Lamb Studios Between 1950 and 1990

Image Source = Library of Congress



A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing:

O Sing With Exultation:

Ascension Day Prayers of Confession:

Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus:

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise:

See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph:

The Lord Ascendeth Up On High:

Rise, Glorious Conqueror, Rise:

Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates:

Thou Hast Gone Up Again:

Lo! God to Heaven Ascendeth:

Draw Us To Thee:


Posted May 14, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Easter, Guide Posts--Lent and Easter

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The Lord Ascendeth Up On High   2 comments


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

Image Source = Library of Congress


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


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!

See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph   2 comments


Above:  The Ascension

Image Created the N. Currier firm between 1835 and 1856

Image Source = Library of Congress


Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Words (1862) by Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885), Anglican Bishop of Lincoln (1868-1885)


1.  See the Conqueror mounts in triumph;

See the King in royal state,

Riding on the clouds, his chariot,

To his heavenly place gate!

Hark! the choirs of angel voices

Joyful alleluias sing,

And the portals high are lifted

To receive their heavenly King.

2.  He who on the cross did suffer,

He who from the grave arose,

He has vanquished sin and Satan;

He by death has spoiled his foes.

While he lifts his hands in blessing,

He is parted from his friends;

While their eager eyes behold him,

He upon the clouds ascends.

3.  Thou hast raise our human nature

On the clouds to God’s right hand:

There we sit in heavenly places,

There with thee in glory stand.

Jesus reigns, adored by angels;

Man with God is on the throne;

Mighty Lord, in thine ascension,

We by faith behold our own.

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise   1 comment


Above:  The Ascension of Christ

Image Created Circa 1873

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-pga-01968

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Words (1739), by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), a priest of The Church of England


1.  Hail the day that sees him rise.  Alleluia!

Glorious to his native skies; Alleluia!

Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia!

Enters now the highest heaven!  Alleluia!

2.  There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluia!

Lift your heads, eternal gates!  Alleluia!

Wide unfold the radiant scene; Alleluia!

Take the King of glory in!  Alleluia!

3.  See!  he lifts his hands above; Alleluia!

See! he shows the prints of love:  Alleluia!

Hark! his gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!

Blessings on his Church below.  Alleluia!

4.  Lord beyond our mortal sight, Alleluia!

Raise our hearts to reach thy height, Alleluia!

There thy face unclouded see, Alleluia!

Find our heaven of heavens in thee.  Alleluia!

Come, Risen Lord, and Deign to Be Our Guest   1 comment


Above:  The Right Reverend Robert Christopher Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, Georgia, March 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Lutheran Book of Worship (1978)

Words by George Wallace Briggs (1875-1959)


1.  Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest;

Nay, let us be thy guests; the feast is thine.

Thyself at thine own board make manifest

In thine own sacrament of bread and wine.

2.  We meet, as in that Upper Room they met.

Thou at the table, blessing, yet dost stand.

“This is my body;” so thou givest yet;

Faith still receives the cup as from thy hand.

3.  One body we, one body who partake,

One Church united in communion blest,

One name we bear, one bread of life we break,

With all thy saints on earth and saints at rest.

4.  One with each other, Lord, for one in thee,

Who art one Savior and one living bread.

Then open thou our eyes, that we may see;

Be known to us in breaking of the bread.

Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor   1 comment


Above:  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Lutheran Book of Worship (1978)

Words by George Hugh Bourne (1840-1925), a priest of The Church of England


1.  Lord, enthroned in heav’nly splendor,

First begotten from the dead,

You alone, our strong defender,

Lifting up your people’s head.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Jesus, true and living bread!

Jesus, true and living bread!

2.  Though the lowliest form now veil you

As of old in Bethlehem,

Here as there your angels hail you,

Branch and flow’r of Jesse’s stem.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

We in worship join with them;

We in worship join with them.

3.  Paschal Lamb, your off’ring finished

Once for all when you were slain,

In its fullness undiminished

Shall forevermore remain.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Cleansing souls from ev’ry stain;

Cleansing souls from ev’ry stain.

4.  Life imparting heav’nly manna,

Stricken rock with streaming side,

Heav’n and earth with loud hosanna

Worship you, the Lamb who died,

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Ris’n, ascended, glorified!

Risn’n, ascended, glorifed!


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We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight   1 comment


Above:  Easter Vigil, March 30, 2013, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970), of the American Baptist Convention and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Words by Henry Alford (1810-1871), a priest of The Church of England


1.  We walk by faith and not by sight;

No gracious words we hear

From him who spoke as man ne’er spoke;

But we believe him near.

2.  We may not touch his hands and side,

Nor follow where he trod;

But in his promise we rejoice,

And cry, “My Lord and God!”

3.  Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;

And may our faith abound,

To call on thee when thou art near,

And seek where thou art found.

4.  That, when our life of faith is done,

In realms of clearer light

We may behold thee as thou art,

With full and endless light.

Posted April 7, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Easter, Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970)

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