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Thee the glorious triumph waits,

Lift your heads, eternal gates 1
CHRIST has vanquished death and sin,
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Lo! the Heaven its LORD receives,
Yet He loves the earth. He leaves;
Though returning to His Throne,
Still He calls mankind His own.
Still for us He intercedes,
His prevailing Death He pleads,
Near Himself prepares our place,
Harbinger of human race.
O though parted from our sight,
Far above the azure height,
Grant our hearts may thither rise,
Seeking Thee above the skies,

“When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and received gifts for men, and having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

79. AUTHOR of lost man's salvation,

JESU each true heart's Delight,

Framer of the new creation,
Light of lovers chaste and bright!

LoRD ! what mighty Mercy bowed Thee
Thus to bear Thy creatures' sin:

Guiltless, bidding death o'ercloud Thee,
Guilty souls from death to win

Bursting through the gulf infernal,
Thou unchain'st the captive band;

Triumphing in state supernal,
Sittest now at GoD's Right Hand.

O may yet Thy Pity turn Thee,
To repair our ruined plight;

Cleansed in beauty to discern Thee,
Filled with Thine all-hallowing Light.

Thou, the Way, dost heavenward lead us;
Goal to which all hearts must tend :

Solace sweet, 'mid tears to speed us,
Crown of life, when tears shall end.

Hail! to Heaven in triumph riding,
JESU, Thee shall all adore,

In Thy FATHER's Might abiding,
With One SPIRIT evermore.

“Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of GoD, i. and authorities and powers being made subject unto 8O. O THOU eternal King most high . Who didst the world redeem; And conquering Death and Hell, receive A dignity supreme; Thou, through the starry orbs, this day, Didst to Thy Throne ascend; Thenceforth to reign in sovereign power, And glory without end.

There, seated in Thy majesty,
To Thee submissive bow

The Heaven of Heavens, the spacious earth,
The depths of Hell below.

With trembling there the angels see
The changed estate of men;

The flesh which sinned by Flesh redeemed,
Man in the Godhead reign.

There, waiting for Thy faithful souls,
Be Thou to us, O LoRD !

Our peerless joy while here we stay,
In Heaven our great reward.

Renew our strength, our sins forgive;
Our miseries efface;

And lift our souls aloft to Thee,
By Thy celestial grace.

So, when Thou shinest on the clouds,
With Thy Angelic train,

May we be saved from vengeance due,
And our lost crowns regain.

Glory to JESUs, Who returns
Triumphantly to Heaven;

Praise to the FATHER evermore,
And Holy GHosT, be given.

“Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is the King of Glory? It is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.”—“He ever liveth to make intercession for us.” 81. BLEST SAVIour, now Thy work is done ! Death owns Thy power, the prize is won 1 Triumphant now we see Thee rise, Returning to Thy native skies.

A radiant cloud is now Thy seat,
And earth lies stretched beneath Thy Feet;
Ten thousand thousand angels sing,
To welcome their returning King.

Beside the everlasting gates,
The angel-host enraptured waits,
His throne receives the eternal SoN,
Both God and Man for ever One.

There, JESU, Thou hast never ceased
To be our Friend, our great High Priest,
Pleading in our behalf Thy Blood,
That holy, reconciling flood;

And thence the Church, Thy chosen Bride,
With spiritual gifts jo,
Through all her members draws from Thee
Her hidden life of sanctity.

All praise from every heart and tongue,
To our Ascended LoRD be sung;
The FATHER's praise let all confess,
And all the Holy SPIRIT bless.

“Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the Right Hand of the Majesty on High.”

82. O CHRIST our Hope, our hearts' Desire,

Redemption's only spring !
Creator of the world art Thou,
Its SAVIOUR and its King.

How vast the mercy and the love,
Which laid our sins on Thee,

And led Thee to a cruel death,
To set Thy people free!

But now the bonds of death are burst,
The Ransom has been paid :

And Thou art on Thy FATHER's Throne,
In glorious robes arrayed.

O may . mighty love prevail,
Our sinful souls to spare

O may we come before Thy throne,
And find acceptance there !

O CHRIST be Thou our present joy,
Our future great Reward

Our only glory may it be,
To glory in the LORD !

“As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment, so ChrisT was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” 83. O CHRIST? Who hast prepared a place For us around Thy throne of grace, We pray Thee, lift our hearts above, And draw them with the cords of love!

Source of all good, Thou, gracious LORD !
Art our exceeding great reward;
How transient is our present pain!
How boundless our eternal gain

With open face and joyful heart,
We then shall see Thee as Thou art;
Our love shall never cease to glow,
Our praise shall never cease to flow.

Thy never-failing grace to prove,
A surety of Thine endless love,
Send down Thy Holy GHosT, to be
The raiser of our souls to Thee.

O future Judge! Eternal LoRD !
Thy Name be hallowed and adored :
To GoD the FATHER, King of Heaven,
And Holy GHosT, like praise be given.

“When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall. He sit upon the throne of His glory; and before Him shall be gathered all nations.” 84. WHAT terrors shake my trembling soul! Behold, the skies are riven, And CHRIST appears in clouds of light, Amid the hosts of heaven

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