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Above:  Lincoln Cathedral, Circa 1901

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-D428-840

Copyright Claimant = Detroit Publishing Company

Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885) was the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln from 1868 until his death.


See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Hearts and Voices Heavenward Raise:


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Above:  The Ascension

Image Created the N. Currier firm between 1835 and 1856

Image Source = Library of Congress

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940 (1943), 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.

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A Mosaic from Rosary Basilica, Lourdes, France

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1916 (1918), The Episcopal Church

Words (1872) by Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885), Bishop of Lincoln (1868-1885)


1.  Alleluia! Alleluia!

Hearts and voices heavenward raise:

Sing to God a hymn of gladness,

Sing to God a hymn of praise.

He, who on the cross a victim,

For the world’s salvation bled,

Jesus Christ, the King of glory,

Now is risen from the dead.

2.  Now the iron bars are broken,

Christ from death to life is born,

Glorious life, and life immortal,

On this holy Easter morn.

Christ has triumphed, and we conquer

By his mighty enterprise,

We with him to life eternal

By his resurrection rise.

3.  Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits

Of the holy harvest-field,

Which will all its full abundance

At his second coming yield:

Then the golden ears of harvest

Will their heads before him wave,

Ripened by his glorious sunshine

From the furrows of the grave.

4.  Christ is risen, we are risen!

Shed upon us heavenly grace,

Rain and dew and gleams of glory

From the brightness of thy face;

That, with hearts in heaven dwelling,

We on earth may fruitful be,

And by angel hands be gathered,

And be ever, Lord, with thee.

5.  Alleluia! Alleluia!

Glory be to God on high;

Alleluia to the Saviour

Who has won the victory;

Alleluia to the Spirit,

Fount of love and sanctity;

Alleluia! Alleluia!

To the Triune Majesty.