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A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing   2 comments


Above:  The Ascension

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Original Latin Text by the Venerable Bede of Jarrow (673-735)

English Translation (1854) by Benjamin Webb (1819-1885)

Hymn Source = The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal (1942), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America


1.  A hymn of glory let us sing;

New songs throughout the world shall ring:

Christ, by a road before untrod,

Ascendeth to the throne of God.

2.  The holy apostolic band

Upon the Mount of Olives stand;

And with His followers they see

Jesus’ resplendent majesty.

3.  To whom the angels, drawing nigh,

“Why stand and gaze upon the sky?

This is the Saviour!” thus they say;

“This is His noble triumph-day.”

4.  “Again shall ye behold Him so

As ye today have seen Him go,

In glorious pomp ascending high,

Up to the portals of the sky.”

5.  Oh, grant us thitherward to tend

And with unwearied hearts ascend

Unto Thy kingdom’s throne, where Thou,

As is our faith, art seated now.

6.  Be Thou our Joy and strong Defense

Who art our future Recompense:

So shall the light that springs from Thee

Be ours through all eternity.

7.  O risen Christ, ascended Lord,

All praise to Thee let earth accord.

Who art, while endless ages run,

With Father and with Spirit One.