May 20, 2011

Contemporary Hymns for Ascension

If your congregation celebrates Ascension Day, here are some contemporary hymns that would be suitable.  If you have a CCLI license, you can find many of the texts on the CCLI website.  Many of them are also available on Hope Publishing’s Online Hymnody website.  Just search for the title of the hymn.

All Authority and Power, Christopher Idle CCLI 569272
All Praise to Thee, F. Bland Tucker, based on Phil. 2:5-11
Alleluia, Alleluia! Heaven’s Gates Are Open Wide, J.R. Peacey
Ascended Christ, Christopher Idle CCLI 3252486
Before the Throne of God Above, Charitie Bancroft/Vikki Cook CCLI 2306412
Christ High-Ascended, Timothy Dudley-Smith CCLI 630723
Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing, Brian Wren CCLI 3173723
Christ Is the World’s Light, Fred Pratt Green CCLI 5835739
Christ, Who Is in the Form of God, David Koyzis (Phil. 2:6-11)
Freely, for the Love He Bears Us, Timothy Dudley-Smith CCLI 999718
He Walks Among the Golden Lamps, Timothy Dudley-Smith CCLI 458149
Heaven’s Throne Ascending, Timothy Dudley-Smith CCLI 5648775
Jesus Is with God, Brian Wren
Let Us Rejoice in Christ, Fred Pratt Green CCLI 3596269
Lo! God’s Song is Now Ascended, Fred Pratt Green
My Heart is Filled, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend CCLI 4108704
Name of All Majesty, Timothy Dudley-Smith CCLI 684748
O Christ, When You Ascended, Carolyn Winfrey Gillete (link to my own post)
O God Beyond All Praising, Michael Perry CCLI 3615906
Risen Lord in Splendor Seated, Timothy Dudley-Smith CCLI 4464651
Savior Christ, in Name We Praise Him, Timothy Dudley-Smith
See, an Open Door Before Me, Alan Gaunt CCLI 2250362
Since Our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ, Christopher Idle CCLI 965065
Splendor and Honour, Carl P. Daw (Rev 4:11; 5:9-10,13) CCLI 1706584
The Reign of Christ Comes Not by Force, Carl P. Daw CCLI 5003554
Three Years They Had Known Him, Fred Pratt Green CCLI 5198146
We Come, O Christ, to You, Margaret Clarkson CCLI 733785
We Have a Gospel to Proclaim, Edward Burns
Womb of Life and Source of Being, Ruth Duck         
Worship Christ the Risen King, Jack Hayford CCLI 27286


For more ideas for songs for Easter 7/Ascension Day, visit Natalie Sim’s Singing from the Lectionary. 

For more Ascension Day worship resources on this blog, click on Ascension in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.