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2 The heavens with joy receive their Lord, By saints, by angel hosts adored ;

O day of exultation !
O earth! adore thy glorious King,
His Rising, His Ascension sing,

With grateful adoration. 3 Our great High Priest hath gone before, Now on His Church His grace to pour,

And still His love He giveth:
Oh may our hearts to Him ascend,
May all within us upward tend

To Him who ever liveth !

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OD is gone up with a merry noise

Of saints that sing on high ; With His own right hand and His holy arm

He hath won the victory! 2 Now empty are the courts of death,

And crushed thy sting, despair ; And roses bloom in the desert tomb,

For Jesus hath been there ! 3. And He hath tamed the strength of hell,

And dragged him through the sky, And captive behind His chariot wheel

He hath bound captivity. 4 God is gone up with a merry noise

Of saints that sing on high ; With His own right hand and His holy arm

He hath won the victory!

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E is gone-beyond the skies,

A cloud receives Him from our eyes ;
Gone beyond the highest height
Of mortal gaze or angels' flight;
Through the veil of time and space,
Passed into the Holiest Place;
All the toil, the sorrow done,

All the battle fought and won. 2 He is gone--and we return,

And our hearts within us burn;
Olivet no more shall greet
With welcome shout His coming feet;
Never shall we track Him more
On Gennesareth's glistening shore ;
Never in that look or voice
Shall Zion's hill again rejoice.

gone—and we remain
In this world of sin and pain ;
In the void which He has left,
On this earth of Him bereft,
We have still His work to do,
We can still His path pursue ;
Seek Him both in friend and foe,

In ourselves His inage show.
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He is

gone—we heard Him say,
• Good that I should go away.'
Gone is that dear Form and Face,
But not gone His present grace :

3 He is

Though Himself no more we see,
Comfortless we cannot be;
No! His Spirit still is ours,

Quickening, freshening all our powers. 5 He is gone-towards their goal

World and Church must onwards roll;
Far behind we leave the past ;
Forwards are our glances cast :
Still His words before us range
Through the ages, as they change :
Wheresoe'er the Truth shall lead,

He will give whate'er we need. 6 He is gone—but we once more

Shall behold Him as before ;
In the heaven of heavens the same,
As on earth He went and came.
In the many mansions there,
Place for us will He prepare :
In that world, unseen, unknown,

He and we may yet be one.
7 He is gone—but, not in vain,

Wait, until He comes again :
He is risen, He is not here,
Far above this earthly sphere :
Evermore in heart and mind,
Where our peace in Him we find,
To our own eternal Friend,
Thitherward let us ascend.

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YE who

And feel His quickening power,
Unite with one accord

His goodness to adore ;
To heaven and earth aloud proclaim
Your great Redeemer's glorious name.

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He left His throne above,

His glory laid aside,
Came down on wings of love,

And wept, and bled, and died :
The
pangs

He bore what tongue can tell, To save our souls from death and hell?

3

He burst the grave; He rose

Victorious from the dead;
And thence His vanquished foes

In glorious triumph led :
Up through the heavens the Conqueror rode
Triumphant to the throne of God.

4

He soon again will come

His chariot will not stay-
To take His children home

To realms of endless day :
We there shall see Him face to face,
And sing the triumphs of His grace.

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YOME, Holy Ghost, eternal God,

Proceeding from above-
Both from the Father and the Son -

The God of peace and love.

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2 Visit our minds, into our hearts

Thy heavenly grace inspire ;
That truth and godliness we may

Pursue with full desire.

3 Thou art the very Comforter

In grief and all distress ;
The heavenly gift of God most high,
No tongue can it

express :

4 The fountain and the living spring

Of joy celestial;
The fire so bright, the love so sweet,

And unction spiritual.

5 Thou in Thy gifts art manifold,

By them Christ's Church doth stand; In faithful hearts Thou writ'st Thy law,

The finger of God's hand.

6 According to Thy promise, Lord,

Thou givest speech with grace,
That through Thy help God's praises may.

Resound in every place.

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