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2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May thy presence
Us from earth to call away,
May we ever
[89. 78. 1 May the grace of Christ our Saviour,
And the Father's boundless love,
Rest upon us from above.
With each other and the Lord,
Joys which earth can not afford."
The Ascension: Heaven. « THOU SITTEST AT
THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD IN THE GLORY OF THE FATHER." « MAY WE ALSO IN HEART AND MIND THITHER ASCEND."
217 Thou hast ascended on high.-Ps. lxviii. 18. [78. 1 Hail the day that sees him rise, Hallelujah!
Ravish'd from our wishful eyes ; Hallelujah!
2 There the glorious triumph waits; Hallelujah!
Lift your heads, eternal gates; Hallelujah! Wide unfold the radiant scene, Hallelujah!
Take the King of Glory in. Hallelujah! 3 Him though highest heaven receives,
Hallelujah! Still he loves the earth he leaves; Hallelujah! Though returning to his throne, Hallelujah!
Still he calls mankind his own. Hallelujah! 4 See, he lifts his hands above; Hallelujah!
See, he shows the prints of love; Hallelujah! Hark, his gracious lips bestow Hallelujah!
.Blessings on his church below. Hallelujah! 5 Still for us his death he pleads; Hallelujah! Prevalent, he intercedes;
Hallelujah! Near himself prepares our place, Hallelujah!
Harbinger of human race. Hallelujah! 6 Lord, though parted from our sight, Hallelujah!
High above yon azure height, Hallelujah! Grant our hearts may thither rise, Hallelujah! Following thee beyond the skies. Hallelujah!
218 He was taken up, and a cloud received him [D. 78.
out of their sight.-Acts i. 9.
And we remain
2 He is gone.
We have still his work to do,
In ourselves his image show.
“Good that I should go away."
Quickening, freshening all our powers. 4 He is gone. Towards the goal
World and church must onward roll:
He will give whate'er we need. 5 He is gone. But we once more
Shall behold him as before;
He and we may yet be one.
Wait until he comes again :
219 We see Jesus crowned with glory and honour. [C.M.
Heb. ii. 9. 1 THE Head, that once was crown'd with thorns,
Is crown'd with glory now;
The mighty Victor's brow.
Is his, is his by right,
And heaven's eternal light.
The joy of all below,
And grants his name to know.
With all its grace is given;
Their joy the joy of heaven.
They reign with him above,
The mystery of his love.
Though shame and death to him :
Their everlasting theme.
Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the
of God - Acts vii. 56.
Triumphantly on high,
And armies of the sky:
Our very flesh and bone,
Ascends his Father's throne.
2 Heaven's gates unfold above thee :
But canst thou, Lord, forget
And gaze from Olivet?
Thou bearest every name,
Eternally the same.
The virtue of thy blood,
Our Advocate with God;
Of our brief joys and cares
And echo in thy prayers.
Of thy redeeming cross
And turn to gain our loss ;
In heart and mind ascend
In raptures without end. 221 The King of glory shall come in.-Ps. xsiv. 9. (L.M. 1 Our Lord is risen from the dead;
Our Jesus is gone up on high;
Dragg'd to the portals of the sky.
And angels cħant the solemn lay;
Ye everlasting doors, give way.
And wide unfold the ethereal scene;
Receive the King of Glory in.