We…shall be caught up…in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.@1 Thessalonians 4:17
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William Croft (1678-1727)

Charles Wesley (1707-1788).

St. Matthew William Croft, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Come, let us rise with Christ our head
And seek the things above,
By the almighty Spirit led
And filled with faith and love;
Our hearts detached from all below
Should after Him ascend,
And only wish the joy to know
Of our triumphant Friend.

Enthroned at God’s right hand He sits,
Maintainer of our cause,
Till every vanquished foe submits
To His victorious cross;
Worthy to be exalted thus,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
The Lord our King, who reigns for us,
And shall forever reign.

To Him our willing hearts we give
Who gives us power and peace,
And dead to sin, His members live
The life of righteousness;
The hidden life of Christ is ours
With Christ concealed above,
And tasting the celestial powers,
We banquet on His love.

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The Ascension
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)