See the Conqueror mounts in triumphAuthor: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Tune: REX GLORIAE
Published in 171 hymnals
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1 See the Conqueror mounts in triumph;
See the King in royal state,
Riding on the clouds, His chariot,
To His heav'nly palace gate!
Hark! the choir of angel voices
Joyful alleluias sing,
And the portals high are lifted
To receive their heavenly King.
2 Who is this that comes in glory,
With the trump of jubilee?
Lord of battles, God of armies,
He hath gained the victory!
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.
3 While He raised His hands in blessing,
He was parted from His friends;
While their eager eyes behold Him,
He upon the clouds ascends;
He Who walked with God and pleased Him,
Preaching truth and doom to come,
He, our Enoch, is translated,
To His everlasting home.
4 Now our heavenly Aaron enters,
With His blood, within the veil;
Joshua now is come to Canaan,
And the kings before Him quail;
Now He plants the tribes of Israel
In their promised resting-place;
Now our great Elijah offers
Double portion of His grace.
5 Thou hast raised 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.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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st. 1 = Ps. 24:7
st. 2 = Luke 24:50-51, Acts 1:9
st. 3 = Eph. 2:6, Heb. 1:8, Ps. 68:18
Replete with biblical imagery and allusion, this text by Christopher Wordsworth (PHH 361) was published in his Holy Year (1862) in ten stanzas. John Julian considers "See, the Conqueror" to be one of Wordsworth's finest hymn texts.
The text views the ascending Lord being sung to by angels at heaven's gates (st. 1), recalls Christ's suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension (st. 2), and looks forward to our reign with Christ in glory (st. 3). The text emphasizes not only the event of the Ascension but also its meaning for us: in Christ's ascension, "we by faith can see” our own.
Easter; Ascension; many other worship services.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
See the Conqueror mounts in triumph. Bishop C. Wordsworth, of Lincoln. [Ascension.] First published in his Holy Year, 1862, p. 99, in 10 stanzas of 4 double lines. In the latest editions of the Holy Year it has been divided into two parts, Pt. ii. beginning with st. vi. "Holy Ghost, Illuminator." Usually these two parts are given as separate hymns for congregational use. In addition a cento, beginning with stanza ii., "Who is this that comes in glory?" is given as a hymn. The original is one of Bishop Wordsworth's finest compositions, and is the nearest approach in style and treatment to a Greek Ode known to us in the English language. The amount of Holy Scripture compressed into these 40 lines is wonderful. Prophecy, Types, Historical Facts, Doctrinal Teaching, Extatic Praise, all are here; and the result is one grand rush of holy song.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (11)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #174||See the conqu'ror mounts in triumph||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85||Henry T. Smart, 1813-79||188.8.131.52 D||REX GLORIAE||G Major or modal||1993|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #604||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||2000|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #215||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1855||Charles Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944||184.108.40.206 D||IN BABILONE||G Major or modal||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #88||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||220.127.116.11 D||1983|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #441||See the Conqueror mounts in triumph||18.104.22.168 D||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #494||See, the Lord ascends in triumph||See, the Lord Ascends in Triumph||Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85||Henry T. Smart, 1813-79; Henry V. Gerike, b. 1948||22.214.171.124 D||Mark 16:19; Colossians 3:1-4; Psalm 110:1; Revelation 6:11-13||REX GLORIAE||G Major or modal||English||2006|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #414||See, the conqueror mounts in triumph||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||Christopher Wordsworth||Henry Smart||126.96.36.199 D||Psalm 66:18; Psalm 24:7-10; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 2:6; Hebrews 1:5-8; Hebrews 5:4; Ephesians 2; Hebrews 1:8; Hebrews 5; Acts 1||REX GLORIAE||G Major||English||1987|
|Rejoice in the Lord #334||See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||Christopher Wordsworth||Thomas J. Williams||188.8.131.52 D||Luke 24:50; Psalm 24:7-8; Genesis 5:24; Joshua 5:1; 2 Kings 2:9-11; Psalm 98:2; Hebrews 1:5-8; Hebrews 5:4||EBENEZER||f sharp minor||English||1985|
|Revival Hymns and Choruses #218||See the Conq'ror mounts in triumph||See the Con-q'ror Mounts in Triumph||Henry Smart, 1813-1879||BETHANY||E Flat Major||English||1982|
|The Christian Life Hymnal #199||See the Conqu'ror mounts in triumph||In Babilone||2006|
|Trinity Hymnal #291||See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph||See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph||Christopher Wordsworth||C. Hubert H. Parry||184.108.40.206 D||Psalm 68:18; Hebrews 2:9||RUSTINGTON||F Major||English||1990|