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New praises be given to Christ newly crowned,
Who back in His heaven a new way hath found;
God's blessedness sharing before us
He goes, What mansions preparing,
what endless repose!
His glory still praising on thrice holy ground,
The apostles stood gazing, His Mother around;
With hearts that beat faster, with eyes full of love,
They watched while their master ascended above.
"No star can disclose Him," the bright angels said;
"Eternity knows Him, your conquering head.
Those high habitations He leaves not again,
Till, judging all nations, on earth He shall reign."
Grant, Lord, that our longing may follow Thee there,
On earth who are thronging Thy temples with pray'er;
And unto Thee gather, Redeemer, Thine own,
Where Thou with Thy Father dost sit on the throne.