Because Jesus was received back into heaven, we can be sure that His atoning death for our sins was accepted once and for all. Why not praise God continually!

BibleGateway: Luke 24:50-53

ESV Text: Luke 24:50-53


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 24

     50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 216:
On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. On Christ’s ascension I now build 
The hope of my ascension; 
This hope alone has always stilled 
All doubt and apprehension; 
For where the head is, there as well 
I know his members are to dwell 
When Christ will come and call them. 

2. Since Christ returned to claim his throne, 
Great gifts for me obtaining, 
My heart will rest in him alone, 
No other rest remaining; 
For where my treasure went before, 
There all my thoughts will ever soar 
To still their deepest yearning. 

3. Oh, grant, dear Lord, this grace to me, 
Recalling your ascension, 
That I may serve you faithfully, 
Adorning your redemption; 
And then, when all my days will cease, 
Let me depart in joy and peace 
In answer to my pleading. 


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