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Lord, We Rejoice, That Thou Art Gone

by J.G. Deck

Tune: Zephyr L.M.

Tune: In Christ Alone L.M.

1 LORD, we rejoice, that Thou art gone
To sit upon Thy Father's throne;
Thy path of shame and suffering o'er,
Thy heart shall grieve and mourn no more.

2 With joy our wondering hearts retrace
Thy ways on earth of power and grace;
We sit as learners at Thy feet,
Thy words than honey far more sweet.

3 We gaze with wonder at Thy cross,
With all its suffering, shame and loss,
Where Thou for us wast crucified,
And for our sins a ransom died.

4 We love to look within the tomb,
Robbed by Thy death of all its gloom,
The stone for ever rolled away;
Thy death the power of death did slay.

5 We joy to see Thee, Lord, arise
Triumphant through the opening skies;
And hear all heaven united own
Thee worthy to ascend the throne.

6 Lord, now we wait for Thee to come,
And take us to Thy Father's home;
What everlasting joy 'twill be
To spend eternity with Thee!

Tom said ...
The GC08 recording is a nice try at something a bit different!
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 : 18:45
Simon said ...
The real tune and the alternative tune should be should well be differentiated.
Well done. I greatly appreciate all your effort.
Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 : 05:30
D said ...
Hard to improve on "O Happy Day!"
Monday, Feb 19, 2024 : 05:10

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