A Hymn for Ascension Day

This hymn is often sung to the same tune as the Easter hymn Jesus Christ is risen today.

But here is an opportunity to learn the tune “Chislehurst” by Sydney Nicholson.

HAIL the day that sees him rise Alleluya!
Glorious to his native skies; Alleluya!
Christ, awhile to mortals given,
Enters now the highest heaven!
Alleluya!, Alleluya!, Alleluya!

There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluya!
Lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluya!
Christ hath vanquished death and sin;
Take the King of glory in.
Alleluya!, Alleluya!, Alleluya!

Lord, though parted from our sight, Alleluya!
Far above yon azure height, Alleluya!
Grant our hearts may thither rise,
Seeking thee beyond the skies.
Alleluya!, Alleluya!, Alleluya!

There we shall with thee remain, Alleluya!
Partners of thine endless reign; Alleluya!
There thy face unclouded see,
Find our heaven of heavens in thee.
Alleluya!, Alleluya!, Alleluya!

2 thoughts on “A Hymn for Ascension Day”

  1. I only got the tune, along with background choral singing – no hymn singing. Didn’t matter as I know the tune!

    1. I’m afraid the electronic choir voices can only sing “ooh”, not the actual words! But glad you enjoyed it. There will be more hymns coming up.

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