457. Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

1 Hail the day that sees him rise Alleluia!
To his throne beyond the skies; Alleluia!
Christ, while to mortals given, Alleluia!
Reascends his native heav'n. Alleluia!

2 There for him high triumph waits; Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates; Alleluia!
He has conquered death and sin; Alleluia!
Take the King of glory in. Alleluia!

3 Highest heav'n its Lord receives, Alleluia!
Yet he loves the earth he leaves; Alleluia!
Though returning to his throne, Alleluia!
Still he calls the world his own. Alleluia!

4 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!

5 Still for us he intercedes, Alleluia!
His prevailing death he pleads, Alleluia!
Near himself prepares our place, Alleluia!
He the firstfruits of our race. Alleluia!

6 There we shall with him remain, Alleluia!
Partners of his endless reign; Alleluia!
There his face unclouded see, Alleluia!
Live with him eternally. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Hail the day that sees him rise
Title: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 1988
Meter: 77 77 with alleluias
Scripture: Psalm 24; Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:46-53; Acts 1:9-11
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Ascension
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LLANFAIR
Composer: Robert Williams, 1781-1821
Meter: 77 77 with alleluias
Key: F Major



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