I don’t think I’ve ever read, heard, or sung this hymn before, but I’m not sure why–it was written by Charles Wesley!
While looking over hymns about the resurrection this week, I found this one in the Baptist hymnal (#165) and thought it a pity it’s rarely sung (at least in my circle). It is for that reason that I love featuring old or unknown hymns for my Monday Morning Melody.
I found this hymn on Cyber Hymnal, but it had slightly different words (and more stanzas), but you can follow the link to hear the melody playing.
Hail the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia!
To His throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners giv’n, Alleluia!
Enters now the highest heav’n. Alleluia!
There for Him high triumph waits, Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates. Alleluia!
He has conquered death and sin, Alleluia!
Take the King of glory in. Alleluia!
Highest heav’n its Lord receives, Alleluia!
Yet He loves the earth He leaves. Alleluia!
Tho’ returning to His throne, Alleluia!
Still He calls us all His own. Alleluia!
Still for us He intercedes, Alleluia!
His atoning death He pleads. Alleluia!
Near Himself prepares our place, Alleluia!
He the first-fruits of our race. Alleluia!
Ever upward let us move, Alleluia!
Wafted on the wings of love, Alleluia!
Looking when our Lord shall come, Alleluia!
Longing, gasping after home, Alleluia!
There we shall with You remain, Alleluia!
Partners of Your endless reign. Alleluia!
See You with unclouded view, Alleluia!
Find our heav’n of heav’ns in You. Alleluia!