New praises be given

New praises be given to Christ newly crowned, Who back to his heaven a new way hath found, God's blessedness sharing before us he goes What mansions preparing, what endless repose.

His glory still praising on thrice holy ground, The apostles stood gazing, his mother around, With hearts that beat faster, With eyes full of love, They watched while their Master ascended above.

No star can disclose him, The bright angels said; Eternity knows him, your conquering head Those high habitations he leaves not again, Till judging nations, on earth he shall reign.

Thus spoke they, and straightway, Where legions defend Heaven's glittering gateway. Their Lord they attend. And cry, looking thither, you portals let down For him who rides hither, in peace and renown.

Category: Easter / Pentecost

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