Sunday, June 27, 2010
The Eternal Gates Are Lifted Up
"Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens." (Hebrews 7:25-26)
This Ascension text is by Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-95)
1. The eternal gates are lifted up,
The doors are open wide;
The King of glory is gone in
Unto His Father's side.
2. Thou art gone up before us, Lord,
To make for us a place,
That we may be where now Thou art,
And look upon God's face.
3. And ever on our earthly path
A gleam of glory lies;
A light still breaks behind the cloud
That veiled Thee from our eyes.
4. Lift up our hearts, lift up our minds,
And let Thy grace be given,
That while we live on earth below,
Our treasure be in heaven.
5. That where Thou art, at God's right hand,
Our hope, our love may be.
Dwell Thou in us, that we may dwell
Forevermore in Thee.