Week 5 – Retuned Hymns for Easter
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.
LYRICS: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
Here is our post on other resources for celebrating #eastertide