Hail the day that sees Him rise,

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    323

    Verse 1
    Hail the day that sees Him rise,
    Ravished from our wistful eyes!
    Christ, awhile to mortals given,
    Reascends His native heaven

    Verse 2
    There the pompous triumph waits:
    Lift your heads, eternal gates,
    Wide unfold the radiant scene;
    Take the King of Glory in!

    Verse 3
    Him though highest heaven receives,
    Still He loves the earth He leaves;
    Though returning to His throne,
    Still He calls mankind His own

    Verse 4
    See! He lifts His hands above;
    See! He shows the prints of love;
    Hark! His gracious lips bestow
    Blessings on His Church below

    Verse 5
    Still for us He intercedes,
    His prevailing Death He pleads,
    Near Himself prepares our place,
    He the first-fruits of our race

    Verse 6
    Lord for ever we shall cry
    To Thee, who art gone on high
    That, behold us Thy servants
    As we steadfastly look up

    Verse 7
    Lord, though parted from our sight
    Far above the starry height,
    Grant our hearts may thither rise,
    Seeking Thee above the skies

    Verse 8
    Up there with Thee for ever
    In everlasting kingdom;
    There, we shall behold Thy face,
    In the heaven of Thy grace