(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
Golden harps are sounding, Angel voices ring,
Pearly gates are opened, Opened for the King:
Christ, the King of glory, Jesus, King of love,
Is gone up in triumph To His throne above.
All His work is ended, Joyfully we sing;
Jesus hath ascended — Glory to our King!
He who came to save us, He who bled and died,
Now is crowned with glory At His Father’s side:
Nevermore to suffer, Nevermore to die,
Jesus, King of glory, Is gone up on high.
Praying for His children In that blessed place,
Calling them to glory, Sending them His grace:
His bright home preparing, Faithful ones, for your;
Jesus ever liveth, Ever loveth too.