Ascension Hymn (Lyman Abbott)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2004-07-04). Score information: A4, 1 page, 72 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Ascension Hymn
Composer: Lyman Abbott
Original text and translations
Hail the day that sees Him rise,
Glorious to His native skies:
Christ, awhile to mortals giv'n,
Enters now the highest heav'n.
There the glorious triumph waits;
Lift your heads, eternal gates!
Wide unfold the radiant scene;
Take the King of glory in.
See, the heav’n its Lord receives,
Yet He loves the earth He leaves:
Though returning to His throne,
Still He calls mankind His own.
Still for us He intercedes,
His prevailing death He pleads;
Near himself prepares our place
Great forerunner of our race.