"See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph"
                   by Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.163

        1. See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph;
        See the King in royal state,
        Riding on the clouds, His chariot,
        To His heavenly palace gate!
        Hark, the choirs of angel voices
        Joyful alleluias sing,
        And the portals high are lifted
        To receive their heavenly King.

        2. Who is this that comes in glory
        With the trump of jubilee?
        Lord of battles, God of armies,--
        He hath gained the victory.
        He who on the cross did suffer,
        He who from the grave arose,
        He hath vanquished sin and Satan;
        He by death hath spoiled His foes.

        3. While He lifts His hands in blessing,
        He is parted from His friends;
        While their eager eyes behold Him,
        He upon the clouds ascends.
        He who walked with God and pleased Him,
        Preaching truth and doom to come,
        He, our Enoch, is translated
        To His everlasting home.

        4. Now our heavenly Aaron enters
        With His blood within the veil;
        Joshua now is come to Canaan,
        And the kings before Him quail.
        Now He plants the tribes of Israel
        In their promised resting-place;
        Now our great Elijah offers
        Double portion of His grace.

        5. Thou hast raised our human nature
        On the clouds to God's right hand;
        There we sit in heavenly places,
        There with Thee in glory stand.
        Jesus reigns, adored by angels;
        Man with God is on the throne.
        Mighty Lord, in Thine ascension
        We by faith behold our own.

        6. Glory be to God the Father;
        Glory be to God the Son,
        Dying, risen, ascending for us,
        Who the heavenly realm hath won.
        Glory to the Holy Spirit!
        To One God in Persons Three
        Glory both in earth and heaven,
        Glory, endless glory, be.

Notes: Hymn #218 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 68:18 Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1862, cento Composer: Henry Smart, 1868 Tune: "Rex Gloriae"
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