Scripture Verse

Jesus, who is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven. Acts 1:11

Introduction

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Ascension of Jesus

Words: Sam­uel J. Stone, Ly­ra Fi­de­li­um (Lon­don: Par­ker, 1866).

Music: Brock­ham Je­re­mi­ah Clarke, Di­vine Com­pan­ion, se­cond edi­tion, 1707 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel J. Stone
1839–1900

Lyrics

On Olivet a little band
Around their ris­en Mas­ter stand:
And after charge and blessing giv’n,
He passeth from them into Heav’n.

Wistful their eyes, but angels twain
Cheer them with glo­ri­ous words: Again
One day shall Je­sus even so
Return, as ye have seen Him go.

Till then in Heav’n He doth remain,
True God, at God’s right hand to reign,
True Man, at human woes to grieve,
True God, al­migh­ty to relieve.

For every soul in every need
He ever lives to intercede,
Presenting there within the veil
A sacrifice that cannot fail.

Our heav’nly great high priest He stands:
By piercèd feet, and piercèd hands,
By bleeding brow and riven side,
He lives to plead for whom He died!

Whom have we, Lord, in Heav’n but Thee?
Like ships safe moored on stormy sea
Our souls in peril, with Thee there
Find anchorage of hope and prayer.

Set loose from earth, and ev­er­more
Fast bound to that eter­nal shore,
So all our life and love shall be,
Ascended Mas­ter, hid with Thee!