Scripture Verse

Ye shall see the Son of Man ascend. John 6:62

Introduction

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George F. LeJeune
1841–1904

Words: John H. Hop­kins, Jr., 1878. Pub­lished in his Po­ems by the Way­side (New York: James Pott, 1883), pages 264–65.

Music: Le­Jeune George F. Le­Jeune, in The Hym­nal, Re­vised and En­larged, ed­it­ed by Will­iam W. Rous­seau & John I. Tuck­er (New York: Cen­tu­ry Com­pany, 1894), num­ber 127 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John H. Hopkins, Jr.
1820–1891

Lyrics

Christ our king to Hea­ven ascendeth,
Past the blue sky’s utmost bound;
Christ our king to Hea­ven ascendeth,
Clouds of angels close Him round.
Alleluia, al­le­lu­ia,
Alleluia loud they cry:
Christ our king to Hea­ven ascendeth—
Glory be to God on high!

Our high priest to Hea­ven ascendeth,
Lo! the Lamb, as it were slain!
Our high priest to Hea­ven ascendeth,
On God’s throne He lives again;
Pleads His sacrifice of wonder,
Claims the fruit of all His pain;
Our high priest to Hea­ven ascendeth—
Peace on earth, good-will to men.

Christ our Lord to Hea­ven ascendeth,
Cloven tongues of fire appear.
Christ our Lord to Hea­ven ascendeth,
Lo! the rushing wind is here!
Mighty armies forth with banners
Conquering and to conquer go:
Christ our Lord to Hea­ven ascendeth—
He shall reign o’er all below.

Christ now reigns, the King of glo­ry,
All His foes before Him fall;
Christ now reigns, the King of glo­ry,
He alone is all in all.
King of kings shall men behold Him,
Lord of lords for ev­er­more:
Christ now reigns, the King of glo­ry,
Bow before Him, and adore!