Hail the Day that Sees Christ Rise
Hail the day that sees Christ rise,
To the throne in paradise;
Christ the Lamb for sinners given,
Enters now the highest heaven.
Christ, for you high triumph waits,
Lift your heads, eternal gates;
You have conquered death and sin:
Enter, Sovereign, enter in.
See the nail marked hands above,
Signs of God's redeeming love;
Hark, Christ's words our hearts assure,
"I will send a Comforter!"
Christ, for us still intercede;
By your suffering for us plead;
Near yourself prepare a place,
As the fìrst fruits of God's grace.
Now, though parted from our sight,
In the depths of starry night,
May God raise us up again,
Heirs of your eternal reign.
Christian Poetry by Thomas Cotterill