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Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1739
Tune: LLANFAIR by Robert Williams, 1817, harmony by John Roberts, 1837
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
Time signature: 4/4
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1. Hail the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia! To His throne beyond the skies, Alleluia! Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia! Enters now the highest heaven, Alleluia!
2. 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!
3. Highest Heav’n its Lord receives, Alleluia! Yet He loves the earth He leaves, Alleluia! Though returning to His throne, Alleluia! Still He calls us all His own, Alleluia!
4. Still for us He intercedes, Alleluia! His atoning death He pleads, Alleluia! Near Himself prepares our place, Alleluia! He the firstfruits of our race, Alleluia!
5. Circled round with angel powers, Alleluia! Their triumphant Lord, and ours, Alleluia! Conqueror over death and sin, Alleluia! “Take the King of glory in! Alleluia!”
6. See! He lifts His hands above, Alleluia! See! He shows the prints of love, Alleluia! Hark! His gracious lips bestow, Alleluia! Blessings on His church below, Alleluia!
7. Master, (will we ever say), Alleluia! Taken from our head to day, Alleluia! See Thy faithful servants, see, Alleluia! Ever gazing up to Thee, Alleluia!
8. Grant, though parted from our sight, Alleluia! Far above yon azure height, Alleluia! Grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluia! Seeking Thee beyond the skies, Alleluia!
9. 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!
10. There we shall with Thee remain, Alleluia! Partners of Thy endless reign, Alleluia! There Thy face unclouded see, Alleluia! Find our heaven of heavens in Thee, Alleluia!