Scripture Verse

I will deliver this people from the power of the grave. Hosea 13:14


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 66. Re­sur­rect­ion and As­cen­sion.

Music: Lou­el­la in Har­mo­nia Sac­ra, by Jo­seph Funk, 12th edi­tion, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome or Funk (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Ascension of Christ
John Singleton Copley, 1775

Emerging from yon si­lent grave,
What won­drous per­son do I see?
It is Im­ma­nu­el, strong to save,
Who loved, and lived, and died for me.

I see Him mount the az­ure skies,
And seated on His roy­al throne,
Whence He looks down with pi­ty­ing eyes,
And makes my cares and griefs His own.

Oh could I in a clear­er light,
Behold the beau­ties of His face,
Divinely sweet, di­vine­ly bright,
How would I fly to His em­brace!