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Hymns of the Eastern Church, by J.M. Neale, [1884], at

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Canon for Ascension Day


by S. Joseph of the Studium

Ἰησοῦς ὁ ζωοδότης.

J   esus, Lord of Life Eternal,
      Taking those He lov’d the best,
    Stood upon the Mount of Olives,
      And His Own the last time blest:
    Then, though He had never left it,
      Sought again his Father's breast.

K   nit is now our flesh to Godhead,
      Knit in everlasting bands:
    Call the world to highest festal:
      Floods and oceans, clap your hands:
    Angels, raise the song of triumph!
      Make response, ye distant lands

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L   oosing Death with all its terrors
      Thou ascended’st up on high;
    And to mortals, now Immortal,
      Gavest immortality:
    As Thine own Disciples saw Thee
      Mounting victor to the sky


M   onarch of monarchs, Sole of Sole, to Thee,
    Word, Glorious in Thy Father's Majesty,
    And sending Thy co-equal Spirit bright
    To teach, to comfort, and to guide aright,
    Thine own Apostles sang: All glory to Thy might!

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