Week 5 – 50 Days of Easter (See the Conqueror)

Fifty Days of Easter

Week 5 – Retuned Hymns for Easter

SONG: See the Conqueror (Tyler & Jenny)
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I first encounter this retune on the Gospel Coalition album “When Trials Come: Resurrection Songs for a World of Suffering” that my friend Caroline Cobb curated for the TGC’s yearly women’s conference.  It’s a retune of Christopher Wordsworth (nephew of the great William Wordsworth) that explores the resurrected Christ through some nice OT typology, love the line in the 3rd verse — “He, our Enoch, is translated To His everlasting home.” The text was originally written for the church season of Ascension.

LYRICS:

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.

Who is this that comes in glory

with the trump of jubilee?

Lord of battles, God of armies,

He has gained the victory!

He who on the cross did suffer!

He who from the grave arose!

He has vanquished sin and satan!

He by death has spoiled his foes!

They raced to the tomb, angels stood by

Mary was weeping for the empty inside

For the sins of the world, for the sake of His bride

He went to His death, and behold, He’s alive!

He’s alive! O He’s alive!

Thou hast raised our human nature

In the clouds to God’s right hand

There we sit in heavenly places

There with Thee in glory stand

Jesus reigns adorned by angels

Man with God is on the throne

Mighty Lord in Thine ascension

We by faith behold our own

We by faith behold our own


Copyright 2011 One Eyed Cat Music (BMI)                         

Verse Lyrics by Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885), 1862.

Bridge Lyrics by Jennifer Somers (BMI), Tyler Somers (BMI), and Mitch Dane (ASCAP)

Music by Jennifer Somers (BMI), Tyler Somers (BMI), and Mitch Dane (ASCAP)

Here is our post on other resources for celebrating #eastertide

https://cardiphonia.org/2015/04/20/singing-our-way-through-eastertide/

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