Week 5 – 50 Days of Easter (Jesus Our Triumphant Head)

Fifty Days of Easter

Week 5 – Retuned Hymns for Easter

SONG: Jesus Our Triumphant Head (Jess Alldredge)
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This song is from one of our compilations exploring the church season of Ascension – which looks at the theological ramification’s of Christs return to the throne of heaven (cf Act 1:9).  There is a lot to explore here – you can check out our 19-song compilation, a short article on the ascension by Michael Farley, and a great introduction to our project from Zac Hicks.

1 Jesus, our triumphant Head,
Risen victorious from the dead,
To the realms of glory gone,
To ascend his rightful throne.

2 Cherubs on the Conqueror gaze;
Seraphs glow with brighter blaze;
Each bright order of the sky
Hails him as he passes by.

3 [Saints the glorious triumph meet,
See their enemies at his feet!
By his scars his toils are viewed,
And his garments rolled in blood.]

4 [Heaven its King congratulates;
Opens wide her golden gates;
Angels songs of victory sing;
All the blissful regions ring.]

5 Sinners, join the heavenly powers,
For redemption all is ours;
None but burdened sinners prove
Blood-bought pardon, dying love.

6 Hail, thou dear, thou worthy Lord;
Holy Lamb, incarnate Word!
Hail, thou suffering Son of God!
Take the trophies of thy blood.

Gadsby Hymnal #490
Words by J. Hart
Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension. Acts 1. 9


from Hymns for the Ascension, released May 24, 2012
(c) 2012 Jess Alldredge and Grace Seattle


Here is our post on other resources for celebrating #eastertide


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