When Jesus to heav'n ascended

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CGS No.: 
457

Verse 1
When Jesus to heav'n ascended
In vict'ry over all His foes
He gave rich gifts unto all men
His goodness was proclaimed abroad

Verse 2
Through them we had the Apostles
Their pure lives far outshines all fame
Such like them are humble people
As pastors, priests and as teachers

Verse 3
Christ is the good source of their gifts
He is their very life and grace
As He upholds them by His hand
They stand, unmoved, in afflictions

Verse 4
Their generations shall not cease
Until the world comes to an end
Through them new bodies will be formed
And shall continue to expand

Verse 5
Jesus, grant that our hearts may know
The source from where these blessings flow
That the church and pastor praise Thee
For ever, till the world without end