Scripture Verse

Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. Psalm 68:18


Nikolaus Hermann (1500–1561)

Words: Ni­ko­las Her­mann, Die Son­tags Ev­an­gel­ia (Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1560) (Er­schien­en ist der herr­liche Tag). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 113.

Music: Ger­ma­ny Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1815 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William Gardiner (1770–1853)


The day hath dawned—the day of days,
Transcending all our joy and praise:
This day our Lord tri­um­phant rose;
This day He cap­tive led our foes.

The ser­pent’s craft, sin, death and hell,
This day be­fore the Con­quer­or fell:
All suf­fer­ing, sor­row, ill, the name
Of Je­sus ris­en this day o’er­came.

The sun, the earth, all things adore,
As at His death they mourned be­fore:
All own with joy upon this day
The foe’s do­min­ion passed away.

Then, as is meet, we now will sing
Glad hal­le­lu­jahs to our king:
To Thee, Lord, doth our praise per­tain,
Who for our joy art ris­en again.