Christ ascends to God! behold him

Ascensiontide Hymn

Christ ascends to God! behold him
here where earth and heaven meet:
unimagined powers enfold him,
mortals worship at his feet.
Alleluia, alleluia!
all his mission now complete.

God receives him into mystery -
clouds of glory veil the sight -
no more bound to human history,
strong as love and free as light.
Alleluia, alleluia!
now to reign in his own right.

He is with us. Do not seek him
throned in splendour far above:
meet him here, where truth and freedom
now reveal his work of love.
Alleluia, alleluia!
countless signs his presence prove.

Universal Lord, now reigning
deep in Nature's smallest part,
all things live by your sustaining,
time and space your work of art.
Alleluia, alleluia!
praise to Christ, creation's heart!

Words: © Marnie Barrell, 1999

Music: Regent Square, Grafton, St. Helen's

Meter: 87 87 87

This hymn is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author; if you wish to reproduce it further, please apply for permission by sending her an email.

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2001.