2747 7. 7 7, with hallelujahs
HAIL the day that sees Him rise,
To His throne above the skies;
Christ, awhile to mortals given,
Enters now the highest Heaven.
2  There for Him high triumph waits:
Lift your heads, eternal gates!
Christ has vanquished death and sin;
Take the King of glory in!
3  Still for us He intercedes;
His prevailing death He pleads;
Near Himself prepares our place,
First-fruits of the human race.
4  There we shall with Thee remain,
Partners of Thine endless reign;
There Thy face unclouded see,
Find our Heaven of heavens in Thee.
Charles Wesley, 1707-88,
Thomas Cotterill, 1779-1823