Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2008-05-01 ILC Chapel — The triune God is with…

The triune God is with us now. Let us rejoice and be glad.


Date : 2008-05-01
Speaker : Professor Paul Sullivan

Luke 24:50-52 (Listen)

The Ascension

50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, (ESV)

Hymn : TLH 218 : See, the Conqueror Mounts link

1. See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph; 
See the King in royal state, 
Riding on the clouds, His chariot, 
To His heavenly palace gate! 
Hark, the choirs of angel voices 
Joyful alleluias sing, 
And the portals high are lifted 
To receive their heavenly King. 

2. Who is this that comes in glory 
With the trump of jubilee? 
Lord of battles, God of armies,– 
He hath gained the victory. 
He who on the cross did suffer, 
He who from the grave arose, 
He hath vanquished sin and Satan; 
He by death hath spoiled His foes. 

3. While He lifts His hands in blessing, 
He is parted from His friends; 
While their eager eyes behold Him, 
He upon the clouds ascends. 
He who walked with God and pleased Him, 
Preaching truth and doom to come, 
He, our Enoch, is translated 
To His everlasting home. 

4. Now our heavenly Aaron enters 
With His blood within the veil; 
Joshua now is come to Canaan, 
And the kings before Him quail. 
Now He plants the tribes of Israel 
In their promised resting-place; 
Now our great Elijah offers 
Double portion of His grace. 

5. Thou hast raised our human nature 
On the clouds to God’s right hand; 
There we sit in heavenly places, 
There with Thee in glory stand. 
Jesus reigns, adored by angels; 
Man with God is on the throne. 
Mighty Lord, in Thine ascension 
We by faith behold our own. 

6. Glory be to God the Father; 
Glory be to God the Son, 
Dying, risen, ascending for us, 
Who the heavenly realm hath won. 
Glory to the Holy Spirit! 
To One God in Persons Three 
Glory both in earth and heaven, 
Glory, endless glory, be. 

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