Christ My Song - 2066
Sing, O Heavens! O Earth, rejoice! - Ascension Day
(John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"God is gone up with a merry noise:
and the Lord with the sound of the trump.
O sing praises, sing praises unto our God:
O sing praises, sing praises unto our King." (Psalm 47,5-6)
2. Bruisèd is the serpent's head,
hell is vanquished, Death is dead,
and to Christ, gone up on high,
captive is captivity.
3. All his work and warfare done,
he into his Heaven is gone,
and, beside his Father's Throne,
now is pleading for his own:
4. Asking gifts for sinful men,
that he may come down again,
and, the fallen to restore,
in them dwell for evermore.
5. Sing, O Heavens! O Earth, rejoice!
angel harp, and human voice,
round him, in his glory, raise
your ascended Saviour's praise.
John S. B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1877, 66-67.