Ascension Hymns Lyrics
Hymn No.8

First Line: Hail the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia

Hail the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia!
To His throne above the skies, Alleluia!
Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia!
Reascends His native heaven, Alleluia!

There the glorious triumph waits, Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates, Alleluia!
Christ hath conquered death and sin, Alleluia!
Take the King of glory in, Alleluia!

Circled round with angel powers, Alleluia!
Their triumphant Lord, and ours, Alleluia!
Conqueror over death and sin, Alleluia!
“Take the King of glory in! Alleluia!”

Him though highest Heav’n receives, Alleluia!
Still He loves the earth He leaves, Alleluia!
Though returning to His throne, Alleluia!
Still He calls mankind His own, Alleluia!
See! He lifts His hands above, Alleluia!
See! He shows the prints of love, Alleluia!
Hark! His gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!
Blessings on His church below, Alleluia!
Still for us His death He pleads, Alleluia
Prevalent He intercedes, Alleluia
Near Himself prepares our place, Alleluia
Harbinger of human race, Alleluia

Master, (will we ever say), Alleluia
Taken from our head to day, Alleluia
See Thy faithful servants, see, Alleluia
Ever gazing up to Thee, Alleluia

Grant, though parted from our sight, Alleluia
Far above yon azure height, Alleluia
Grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluia
Seeking Thee beyond the skies, Alleluia

Ever upward let us move, Alleluia
Wafted on the wings of love, Alleluia
Looking when our Lord shall come, Alleluia
Longing, gasping after home, Alleluia

There we shall with Thee remain, Alleluia
Partners of Thy endless reign, Alleluia
There Thy face unclouded see, Alleluia
Find our heaven of heavens in Thee, Alleluia!