Christ Arisen, Christ Ascended


Christ Arisen, Christ Ascended

"There is growing interest among modern churchgoers in the Christian year. More and more worshipers are choosing to orient their lives around the Story of Jesus by way of the Church's calendar. This is one of the primary ways in which Christians are shaped into Christlikeness. We are currently in the season of Easter, which lasts seven weeks until Pentecost. Before we get to Pentecost, though, we know there is an incredibly significant event. Forty days after Jesus rose from the dead he ascended into heaven. In honoring the Feast of the Ascension we proclaim Jesus as the king of kings who rules our hearts and all creation. May this new hymn increase your Easter joy and celebration of the King who reigns on high." (Ryan Flanigan)

Written by Ryan Flanigan (BMI), Nelson Koscheski (BMI)
© 2016 Common Hymnal Digital (BMI), Ryan Flanigan Music (BMI) (admin by CCLI 7068113.

Christ arisen, Christ ascended
Living Lord, he rises higher
Nature's exile surely ended
Our Jesus goes to take his throne

For forty days he showed the light
Dear God's renewal of our tribe
Then rose in glory from our sight
To sit, new Adam, next to God

Ascend in glory, ascend in my life
Complete the story of conquering strife
O Lord, you’re seated on the throne
Now make my heart your home / I worship you alone

Please hear our cry, oh brother dear
When we, the lost or fallen, call
Plead our cause in Father's ear
That mercy, love and grace endure

Dear Jesus, keep us at your knee
That in our peril, loss or fall
Each one may know that you still see
The infant soul you called to God



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