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ASCENSION HYMN.* 11, 8, 11, 8.
Württemberg Melody of the year 1760.
CHRIST is gone up with a joyful soun!,
He is gone to His bright abode;
The armies of heaven they throng around,
He is gone to His glorious throne on high,
And captive He leads captivity,
And the foe He has overthrown.
He is gone to pour, from the fount of love,
To prepare a place for His saints above,
The tune is printed in the regular form of the metre: but the versification of the Hymn is irregular. For the first stanza, it is necessary to begin with the third note of the tune; and the small notes and dotted slurs show the modifications of the tune which are required to adapt it to other irregular lines of the Hymn.
THOU art gone up on high,
To mansions in the skies;
Thou art gone up on high,
Thou art gone up on high;
Attendant in Thy train.
Oh! by Thy saving power,
So make us live and die,
That we may stand in that dread hour