See the Conqu’ror mount in triumph

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See the Conqu’ror mount in triumph,
  See the King in royal state
Riding on the clouds His chariot
  To His heav’nly palace gate;
Hark! The choirs of angel voices
  Joyful hallelujahs sing,
And the portals high are lifted
  To receive, to receive, to receive
    their heav’nly King.
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Who is this that comes in glory,
  With the trump of jubilee?
Lord of battles, God of armies,
  He has gained the victory;
He who on the cross did suffer,
  He who from the grave arose,
He has vanquished sin and Satan,
  He by death, He by death, He by
    death has spoiled His foes.
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While He lifts His hands in blessing
  He is parted from His friends;
While their eager eyes behold Him,
  He upon the clouds ascends;
He who walked with God and pleased Him,
  Preaching truth and doom to come,
He, our Enoch, is translated
  To His home, to His home, to His
    everlasting home.
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Now our heavenly Aaron enters,
  With His blood, within the veil;
Joshua now is come to Canaan,
  And the kings before Him quail;
Now He plants the tribes of Israel
  In their promised resting-place;
Now our great Elijah offers
  Of His grace, of His grace,
    double portion of His grace.
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He has raised our human nature
  On the clouds to God’s right hand;
There we sit in heav’nly places,
  There with Him in glory stand.
Jesus reigns, adored by angels;
  Man with God is on the throne;
Mighty Lord, in Thine ascension
  We by faith, we by faith, we by
    faith behold our own.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Christopher Wordsworth took after his father, a scholar, and his uncle, the famous poet William Wordsworth. Christopher became a school headmaster, church vicar, and eventually a bishop in the Church of England. As a Greek scholar, he wrote a commentary on the Bible. But his uncle's poetic spark was in him too, and he wrote more than 100 hymns for church use.

Wordsworth tried to combine teaching and poetry in his hymns. He wanted his hymns to teach about Jesus and to call those who sang them to praise Him. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown and Norton

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There are additional stanzas:

6. Holy Ghost, llluminator,

shed Thy beams upon our eyes,

Help us to look up with Stephen,

and to see beyond the skies,

Where the Son of Man in glory

standing is at God’s right hand,

Beck'ning on His martyr army,

succoring, succoring, succoring

His faithful band.

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7. See Him, who is gone before us,

heavenly mansions to prepare,

See Him, who is ever pleading

for us with prevailing prayer,

See Him, who with sound of trumpet,

and with His angelic train,

Summoning the world to judgment,

on the clouds, on the clouds, on the clouds,

will come again.

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8. Raise us up from earth to Heaven,

give us wings of faith and love,

Gales of holy aspirations

wafting us to realms above;

That, with hearts and minds uplifted,

we with Christ our Lord may dwell,

Where He sits enthroned in glory

in His heavenly citadel.

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9. So at last, when He appeareth,

we from out our graves may spring,

With our youth renewed like eagles,

flocking round our heavenly King.

Caught up on the clouds of Heaven,

and may meet Him in the air,

Rise to realms where He is reigning,

and may reign, and may reign, and may reign,

for ever there.

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10. Glory be to God the Father,

glory be to God the Son,

Dying, risen, ascending for us,

who the heavenly realm has won;

Glory to the Holy Spirit,

to one God in persons Three;

Glory both in earth and Heaven,

glory be, glory be, glory

endless glory, be.