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Ascension Day

187. Our Lord is risen from the dead

L.M.

Truro:

Thomas Williams, Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789

John Wesley and Charles Wesley, 1743

Our Lord is risen from the dead;

Our Jesus is gone up on high;

The powers of hell are captive led,

Dragged to the portals of the sky.

There his triumphal chariot waits,

And angels chant the solemn lay:

"Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates,"

Ye everlasting doors, give way.

Loose all your bars of massy light,

And wide unfold the radiant scene;

He claims those mansions as his right;

Receive the King of glory in.

Who is the King of glory, Who?

The Lord that all his foes o'ercame,

The world, sin, death, and hell o'erthrew;

And Jesus is the Conqueror's name.

Lo! His triumphal chariot waits,

And angels chant the solemn lay:

"Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates,"

Ye everlasting doors, give way.

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Who is the King of glory, Who?

The Lord, of boundless power possessed,

The King of saints and angels too,

God, over all, for ever blest.

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