Hymn 251 - "Lord, we rejoice that Thou art gone"


Lord, we rejoice that Thou art gone

To sit upon Thy Father's throne;

Thy path of shame and suff'ring o'er,

Thy heart shall grieve and mourn no more.


 With joy our wond'ring hearts retrace

Thy ways on earth of power and grace;

We sit as learners at Thy feet,

Thy words than honey far more sweet.


 We gaze with wonder at Thy cross,

With all its suff'ring, shame and loss,

Where Thou for us wast crucified,

And, for our sins, a victim died.


We love to look within the tomb,

Robbed by Thy death of all its gloom;

The stone for ever rolled away:

Thy death the power of death did slay.


We joy to see Thee, Lord, arise

Triumphant through the opening skies,

And hear all heav'n united own

Thee worthy to ascend the throne.


Lord, now we wait for Thee to come,

And take us to Thy Father's home;

What everlasting joy 'twill be

To live eternally with Thee!