Celebrating Ascension Sunday 2014

Here are a few selections to add to our growing list of resources for celebrating Ascension Sunday.

Mike Farley – Celebrating and Singing the Ascension of Jesus Christ (PDF)

Who Shall Ascend the Hill of the Lord (Psalm 24)
text by Edward Clowney, arr. by Reggie Kidd (Tune: SINE NOMINE)
Leadsheet  – 4pt with chords

God Ascended 
a short offertory piece for piano and 4 voices riffing on a verse from ‘Come Ye Sinners’
music: Bruce Benedict and Sarah Majorins, 2012
mp3 | chart

Jesus, My All to Heav’n Has Gone
a folk arr. of a common shapenote hymn/tune for guitar and 4 voices (or acapella)
mp3 | chart | 4pt

All His Work Is Ended
Words: Frances Havergal,1871 “An Ascension Hymn for Children”
music: Bruce Benedict, 2012
mp3 | chart

lyrics

Golden harps are sounding, angel voices ring,
alt: All the heav’ns are sounding, hear the angels sing
Pearly gates are opened, opened for the King:
Christ, the King of glory, Jesus King of love,
Is gone up in triumph to his throne above.

Refrain:
All his work is ended, joyfully we sing: 
Jesus hath ascended: Glory to our King! He who came to save us, he who bled and died,
Now is crowned with glory at his Father’s side.
Never more to suffer, never more to die,
Jesus, King of glory, is gone up on high.

Refrain:

Praying for his children in that blessed place,
Calling them to glory, sending them hisgrace;
His bright home preparing, faithful ones for you;
Jesus ever liveth, ever loveth too.

Refrain:

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