On Christ's Ascension I Now Build

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1 On Christ's ascension I now build
The hope of mine ascension;
This hope alone has always stilled
All doubt and apprehension;
For where the head is, there as well
I know his members are to dwell
When Christ shall come and call them.

2 Since Christ returned to claim his throne,
Great gifts for me obtaining,
My heart shall rest in him alone,
No other rest remaining;
For where my treasure went before,
There all my thoughts will ever soar
To still their deepest yearning.

3 Oh, grant, dear Lord, this grace to me,
Recalling your ascension,
That I may serve you faithfully,
Adorning your redemption;
And then, when all my days will cease,
Let me depart in joy and peace
In answer to my pleading.

Source: Lutheran Worship #150

Author: Josua Wegelin

Wegelin, Josua, D.D., son of Johann Wegelin, or Wegelein, then superintendent (Ephorus) of the Evangelical college at Augsburg, was born at Augsburg Jan. 11, 1604. After studying at the University of Tübingen (M.A. 1626), he was for a short time pastor at Budweiler, and was appointed in 1627 fourth diaconus of the Franciscan (Barfüsser) church at Augsburg. In 1629, along with 13 other Evangelical pastors, he was compelled to leave Augsburg by the decree of Restitution enacted by the Emperor Ferdinand III. After Gustavus Adolphus had become master of the city, in 1632, Wegelin was recalled to the Barfüsser Kirche as archidiaconus. In 1633 he was appointed preacher at the Hospital Church of the Holy Ghost, but in 1635, as a result of the… Go to person page >

Translator: William M. Czamanske

Born: Aug­ust 26, 1873, Gran­ville, Wis­con­sin. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1964. Buried: Saint Johns Lu­ther­an Cem­e­tery - North Wil­low Creek, Ver­non Cen­ter, Min­ne­so­ta. Czamanske grad­u­at­ed from Con­cor­dia Col­lege, Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin (1894) and Con­cor­dia Sem­in­a­ry, St. Louis, Mis­sou­ri (1898). Or­dained in 1898, he served at Lu­ther­an church­es near Ma­del­ia, Min­ne­so­ta (1898-1902); West Hen­ri­et­ta, New York (1902-04); Ro­ches­ter, New York (1904-10); and She­boy­gan, Wis­con­sin, (1910-51). He con­trib­ut­ed po­ems to the Lu­ther­an Wit­ness, Sun­day School Times, Etude, Ex­po­si­tor, and North­west­ern Lu­ther­an. He was a mem­ber of the sub­c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Christ's ascension I now build
Title: On Christ's Ascension I Now Build
German Title: Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein
Author: Josua Wegelin
Translator: William M. Czamanske
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #173
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #392
Lutheran Service Book #492
Lutheran Worship #150Text
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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