O Christ, Thou hast ascended,

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    Verse 1
    O Christ, Thou hast ascended,
    Triumphantly on high,
    By cherub guards attended
    And armies of the sky:
    Let earth tell forth the story,
    Our very flesh and bone,
    Emmanuel, in glory,
    Ascends His FATHER's Throne.

    Verse 2
    There, there Thou standest pleading
    The virtue of Thy Blood,
    For sinners interceding,
    Our Advocate with GOD;
    And every changeful fashion
    Of our brief joys and cares,
    Finds thought in Thy compassion
    And echo in Thy prayers.

    Verse 3
    Oh, for the priceless merit
    Of Thy redeeming Cross,
    Vouchsafe Thy Sevenfold SPIRIT,
    And turn to gain our loss;
    Till we, by strong endeavour,
    In heart and mind ascend,
    And dwell with Thee for ever
    In glories without end.