See the Conqueror mounts in triumph


See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph; see the King in royal state,
riding on the clouds, his chariot,
to his heavenly palace gate.
Hark! the choirs of angel voices
joyful alleluias sing,
and the portals high are lifted
to receive their heavenly King.

Who is this that comes in glory,
with the trump of jubilee?
Lord of battles, God of armies,
he has gained the victory.
he who on the cross did suffer,
he who from the grave arose,
he has vanquished sin and Satan,
he by death has spoiled his foes.

While he raised his hands in blessing,
he was parted from his friends
while their eager eyes behold him,
he upon the clouds ascends;
he who walked with God and pleased him,
preaching truth and doom to come,
he, our Enoch, is translated
to his everlasting home.

Now our heavenly Aaron enters,
with his blood, within the veil;
Joshua now is come to Canaan,
and the kings before him quail;
now he plants the tribes of Israel
in their promised resting place;
now our great Elijah offers
double portion of his grace.

He has raised our human nature
on the clouds to God's right hand;
there we sit in heavenly places,
there with him in glory stand:
Jesus reigns, adored by angels;
man with God is on the throne;
mighty Lord, in thine ascension
we by faith behold our own.

Glory be to God the Father,
glory be to God the Son,
dying, risen, ascending for us,
who the heavenly realm has won;
glory to the Holy Spirit, t
to One God in persons Three;
glory both in earth and heaven,
glory, endless glory, be.


Words: Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885), 1862

MIDI: In Babilone (Dutch traditional)

Meter: 87 87 D

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 293 Rex gloriae  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 163 Rex gloriae  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 561 Ascension  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 147 Ancient of Days  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 537 Rex gloriae  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 148 Rex gloriae  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 196    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 276 Bethany  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 232 I Bethany, Deerhurst  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 126 Rex gloriae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 126 Rex gloriae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 126 Conqueror, Rex gloriae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 126 Rex gloriae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 126 Rex gloriae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 126 Rex gloriae  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 187i Rex gloriae, St. Asaph  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 173 Rex gloriae  
The English Hymnal, 1906 145 In Babilone  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 184 Deerhurst, Rex gloriae  
The Hymnal 1916 522 In Babilone, Rex gloriae  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 385 Rex gloriae  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 164 Rex gloriae  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
126 Conqueror, Rex gloriae  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925 099 In Babilone, Rex gloriae  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 173 In Babilone, Rex gloriae  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 176 Deerhurst, Rex gloriae  
The Hymnal 1940 103 In Babilone, Rex gloriae  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 148 Rex gloriae  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 153 Rex gloriae  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 208 Marathon  
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982 215 In Babilone  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 088 Rex gloriae  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 132 In Babilone, Rex gloriae  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 181 In Babilone  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 441 Rex gloriae  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 591 Rex gloriae  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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