Ascension -- Organ Audio

1. Oh, sing with exultation,
Sing to the Lord, rejoice,
And in His congregation
Shout with triumphant voice.
For, lo, at God's right hand
Is Christ in glory seated;
With death and hell defeated,
As Victor doth command.

2. Since Christ, our Lord, is living,
We nevermore shall die;
To God the glory giving,
We rise to Him on high.
Though chastened we may be
And to our graves be taken,
We unto life shall waken
And live eternally.

3. Christ is the sure Foundation
The builder did reject,
But He four our salvation
Is precious and elect
And made the Corner-stone
On which the Church is founded;
This marvel now is sounded,
The work of God alone.

4. To Thee, O Christ, be glory,
Who camest in His name!
Thy people sing the story
Thy praises to proclaim.
We thank Thee and adore,
O Christ, our Lord and Savior;
Thy grace and boundless favor
Stand fast forevermore.


Hymn #217 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Ps. 118: 15, 16
Author: Anders C. Arrebo, 1623, cento
Translated by: Carl Doving, 1907
Titled: "Om Salighed og Glaede"
Tune: "Aus meines Herzens Grunde"
1st Published in: _Neu Catechismus-Gesangbuechlein_
Town: Hamburg, 1598