Scripture Verse

When You ascended on high, You led captives in Your train.@Psalm 68:18

Introduction

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Thomas Haweis
(1734–1820)

Words: Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792.

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Un­i­vers­al Psalm­o­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

The happy morn is come!
The Savior leaves the grave,
His glorious work is done
Almighty now to save.

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Captivity is captive led;
For Jesus liveth that was dead.

Who to our charge shall lay
Iniquity and guilt?
All sin is done away,
Since His rich blood was split.

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Now the ungodly dares
The holy God draw near;
Justice itself declares
No cause remains for fear.

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Christ hath the ransom paid;
The glorious work is done;
Oh Him our help is laid;
By Him our victory won.

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Hail, the triumphant Lord!
Thy resurrection Thou!
We bless Thy sacred Word;
Before Thy throne we bow.

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