LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Hail the Day !

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia !
Glorious to His native skies; Alleluia !
Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia !
Enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia !

There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluia !
Lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluia !
Christ hath vanquished death and sin; Alleluia !
Take the King of glory in! Alleluia !

See ! 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 !

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 !

Still for us He intercedes, Alleluia !
His prevailing death He pleads, Alleluia !
Near Himself prepares our place, Alleluia !
Harbinger of human race. Alleluia !

Lord, 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 !

There we shall with Thee remain, Alleluia !
Partners of Thine endless reign, Alleluia !
There Thy face unclouded see, Alleluia !
Find our heaven of heavens in Thee, Alleluia !

(Charles Wesley)

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