Hail the day that sees him rise


Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne above the skies; Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!

There for him high triumph waits; Alleluia!
lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluia!
he hath conquered death and sin; Alleluia!
take the King of glory in! Alleluia!

Lo! the heaven its Lord receives, Alleluia!
yet he loves the earth he leaves; Alleluia!
though returning to his throne, Alleluia!
still he calls mankind his own. Alleluia!

See! he lifts his hands above; Alleluia!
See! he shows the prints of love: Alleluia!
Hark! his gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!
blessings on his Church below. Alleluia!

Still for us he intercedes, Alleluia!
his prevailing death he pleads, Alleluia!
near himself prepares our place, Alleluia!
he the first fruits of our race. Alleluia!

Lord, though parted from our sight, Alleluia!
far above the starry height, Alleluia!
grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluia!
seeking thee above the skies. Alleluia!

There we shall with thee remain, Alleluia!
partners of thy eternal reign, Alleluia!
there thy face forever see, Alleluia!
find our heaven of heavens in thee, Alleluia!


Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1739

MIDI: Llanfair (Robert Williams, 1782-1818)

Meter: 77 77 with Alleluia

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 121 Ascension  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 125 Lübeck  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 162 Redhead no. 61  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 143 Ascendit  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 536 Ferrier  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 147 Ascension  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 191    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 192 Ascension  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 226 Ascension  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 128 Ascension  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 128 Ascension  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 128 Ascension, Laus sempiterna  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 128 Ascension, Redhead no. 61  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 128 Ascension, Laus sempiterna  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 128 Ascension, St. Salvador  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 183 Innocents  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 172 Ascension  
The English Hymnal, 1906 143 Llanfair  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 179 Ascension  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 379 Ascension, Llanfair  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 162 Llanfair  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
128 Ascension  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 113 Harts  
Songs of Praise, 1925 098 Easter Hymn  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 172 Lyra  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 174 Ascension, Llanfair  
The Hymnal 1940 104 Ascension, Llanfair  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 147 Ascension, Llanfair  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 034 Llanfair  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 150 Llanfair  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 203 Ascension, Llanfair  
The Hymn Book 1971 477 Ascension, Chislehurst  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 291 Ascension, Chislehurst  
The Hymnal 1982 214 Llanfair  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 087 Chislehurst, Llanfair  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 130 Chislehurst, Llanfair  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 176 Ascension, Chislehurst, Llanfair  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 191 Ascension, Chislehurst, Llanfair  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 247 Ascension  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 369 Chislehurst  
Sing Glory, 1999 434 Ascension, Llanfair  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 202 Llanfair  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 167 Llanfair  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 255 Ascension, Chislehurst, Llanfair  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 266 Llanfair  

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