Song: Rise, Glorious Conqueror, Rise in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Bridges, Matthew

Page 203
Format: Words only
Designation: 233
Verses: 5 verses


Verse 1
Rise, glorious Conqueror, rise
Into Thy native skies,–
Assume Thy right;
And where in many a fold
The clouds are backward rolled–
Pass through those gates of gold,
And reign in light!

Verse 2
Victor o’er death and hell!
Cherubic legions swell
Thy radiant train;
Praises all heaven inspire;
Each angel sweeps his lyre,
And waves his wings of fire,–
Thou Lamb once slain!

Verse 3
Enter, incarnate God!–
No feet but Thine, have trod
The serpent down
Blow the full trumpets, blow!
Wider your portals throw!
Saviour, triumphant – go,
And take Thy crown!

Verse 4
Lion of Judah – Hail!
And let Thy name prevail
From age to age;
Lord of the rolling years!
Claim for Thine own the spheres,
For Thou hast bought with tears
Thy heritage.

Verse 5
And then was heard afar
Star answering to star–
“Lo, these have come,
Followers of Him who gave
His life their lives to save;
And now their palms they wave;
Brought safely home.”