Hymn of the day

by Richard on April 23, 2006

Our Lord is risen from the dead!
Our Jesus is gone up on high!
The powers of hell are captive led,
Dragged to the portals of the sky.
Alleluia!

There His triumphal chariot waits,
And angels chant the solemn lay:
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates;
Ye everlasting doors, give way!
Alleluia!

Loose all your bars of massy light,
And wide unfold the ethereal scene;
He claims these mansions as His right
Receive the King of glory in!
Alleluia!

Who is this King of glory? Who?
The Lord, that all our foes overcame;
The world, sin, death, and hell overthrew;
And Jesus is the conqueror’s name.
Alleluia!

Lo! His triumphal chariot waits,
And angels chant the solemn lay:
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates;
Ye everlasting doors give way!
Alleluia!

Who is the King of Glory, Who?
The Lord of glorious power possessed,
The King of saints, and angels too,
God over all, forever blest!
Alleluia!

Charles Wesley

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Darius 04.23.06 at 5:10 pm

Kind of makes you wonder how much longer Christians will remain capable of retaining a first century Palestinian world view.

2

Richard 04.24.06 at 9:22 am

Why would it make you wonder that?

3

Darius 04.25.06 at 4:27 pm

Jesus going “up” into the “sky…”

The idea of the resurrection itself.

4

Richard 04.25.06 at 9:56 pm

That’s poetry, that is. Metaphor. We’d be poorer without it, surely?

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