Christ My Song - 205
Jesus, Lord of life eternal
(Joseph of the Studium/John Mason Neale/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Jesus, Lord of life eternal.
(An Ascension hymn)
1. Jesus, Lord of life eternal,
taking those he loved the best,
stood upon the mount of Olives,
and his own the last time blessed:
then, though he had never left it,
sought again his Father's breast. PDF - Midi
2. Know, O world! this highest festal:
floods and oceans, clap your hands!
Angels, raise the song of triumph;
make response, ye distant lands;
for our flesh is knit to Godhead,
knit in everlasting bands.
3. Loosing death with all its terrors,
thou ascendedst up on high;
and to mortals, now Immortal,
as thine own disciples saw thee
Mounting Victor to the sky.
Joseph of the Studium, translated by John Mason Neale,
in: Philip Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 241.