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NEW PRAISES BE GIVEN

Hymnum canamus gloriae
St.Bede, d.735, Tr. R.A.Knox / Welsh hymn melody

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NEW PRAISES BE GIVEN


1 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!
2 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.
3 "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."
4 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.

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