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He Himself, from sleep awaking

Who spontaneous bears the gloom,
Through your seals, and without breaking,
Shall come forth and leave the tomb:

Death cannot hold
Him born of a Virgin's womb.
When His heart stern death was rending

They cried out, “ Thy death-bed leave,
And from off Thy Cross descending,
We will upon Thee believe.”

To death resigned,
He would suffer no reprieve.
No-He hath not thence descended,

would for ever grieve,
But from death He hath ascended,
Will ye not in Him believe ?

"Tis He alone
Can your chains of death relieve.
LORD, with Thee in daily dying

May we die, and with Thee rise ;
And on earth, ourselves denying,
Have our hearts within the skies,

To sing our GOD,
Three in One, sole Good and Wise.

"Have mercy upon me, O LORD: Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.” 75. YE choirs of new Jerusalem,

Your sweetest notes employ,
The Paschal victory to hymn,

In strains of holy joy ;
How Judah's Lion burst His chains,

And crushed the Serpent's head,
And brought with Him, from death's domains

The long-imprisoned dead.
From hell's devouring jaws the prey

Alone our Leader bore:

His ransomed Hosts pursue their way,
Where He hath


Triumphant in His glory now,

His sceptre ruleth all;
Earth, heaven, and hell before Him bow,

And at His footstool fall.
While joyful thus His praise we sing,

His mercy we implore,
Into His palace bright to bring

And keep us evermore.

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son." 76. JESU, the world's Redeeming LORD,

Of Sire Most High Co-equal Word,
Of Light invisible true Light,
Thine Israel's Keeper day and night;
Thou Framer of the world so wide,
Who dost the times and seasons guide,
Our limbs with daily toil opprest
Refresh at night with quiet rest.
Meek suppliants, LORD, Thy help we crave,
Thy servants from the tempter save ;
Let not his arts avail to steal
The souls Thy saving Blood doth seal.
So, while in darksome house of clay
Through life's brief night Thy pilgrims stay,
Our flesh in Thee may sweetly sleep,
Our souls with Thee their vigils keep.
We pray Thee, LORD of Heaven and earth,
In this our joyous Paschal mirth,
From every weapon death can wield,
Thine Own redeemed, Thy people shield.
FATHER, to Thee all glory be,
And Son, Who from the dead art raised,
And SPIRIT blest, with both confest,
One God, through endless ages praised.

If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him." 77. Jesu lives ! no longer now

Can thy terrors, Death, appal us :
Jesu lives! and this we know,
Thou, O Grave, canst not enthral us.

Alleluia !
JESU lives! to Him the throne

Over all the world is given :
His will go where He is

Rest and reign with Him in Heaven.

JESU lives ! for us He died :

Then alone to JESU living
Pure in heart may we abide,
Glory to our SAVIOUR giving.

JESU lives ! we know full well

Nought from us His love shall sever,
Life, nor death, nor powers of hell
Tear us from His keeping ever.

Alleluia !
Jesu lives ! henceforth is death

But the gate of life immortal ;
This shall calm our trembling breath
When we pass its gloomy portal.

Alleluia !

The Ascension. “While they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.” 78. HAIL! the day that sees Him rise,

Glorious to His native skies,

CHRIST, awhile to mortals given,

Alleluia !
Enters now the highest Heaven.

Alleluia !

Thee the glorious triumph waits,

Alleluia !
Lift your heads, eternal gates !

CHRIST has vanquished death and sin,

Alleluia !
Take the King of glory in.

Alleluia !
Lo! the Heaven its LORD receives,

Alleluia !
Yet He loves the earth He leaves ;

Alleluia !
Though returning to His Throne,

Alleluia !
Still He calls mankind His own.

Alleluia !
Still for us He intercedes,

Alleluia !
His prevailing Death He pleads,

Alleluia !
Near Himself prepares our place,

Alleluia !
Harbinger of human race.

Alleluia !
O though parted from our sight,

Far above the azure height,

Grant our hearts may thither rise,

Seeking Thee above the skies,


“When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and received gifts for men, and having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it." 79. AUTHOR of lost man's salvation,

JESU! each true heart's Delight,

Framer of the new creation,

Light of lovers chaste and bright!
LORD! what mighty Mercy bowed Thee

Thus to bear Thy creatures' sin :
Guiltless, bidding death o'ercloud Thee,

Guilty souls from death to win!
Bursting through the gulf infernal,

Thou unchain'st the captive band ;
Triumphing in state supernal,

Sittest now at God's Right Hand.
O may yet Thy Pity turn Thee,

To repair our ruined plight;
Cleansed in beauty to discern Thee,

Filled with Thine all-hallowing Light.
Thou, the Way, dost heavenward lead us ;

Goal to which all hearts must tend :
Solace sweet, ʼmid tears to speed us,

Crown of life, when tears shall end.
Hail ! to Heaven in triumph riding,

JESU, Thee shall all adore,
In Thy FATHER's Might abiding,

With One SPIRIT evermore.

“Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of GOD, angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him." 80.0 Thou eternal King most high !

Who didst the world redeem ;
And conquering Death and Hell, receive

A dignity supreme;
Thou, through the starry orbs, this day,

Didst to Thy Throne ascend;
Thenceforth to reign in sovereign power,

And glory without end.
There, seated in Thy majesty,

To Thee submissive bow

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