May 20, 2011

Traditional Hymns & Songs for Ascension

If your congregation celebrates Ascension Day, here are some traditional hymns and gospel songs that would be suitable.  If you have a CCLI license, you can find most of the texts (and often the music) on the CCLI website.  Many of these songs are available in most hymnals, and elsewhere online.

A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing, 8th century CCLI 2414452
All Glory to Jesus, Begotten of God, John W. Peterson CCLI 2241
All Glory, Laud and Honor, Theodulph of Orleans/JM Neale CCLI 5242810
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, Edward Perronet/John Rippon CCLI 196858
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, William Dix  CCLI 260643
At the Name of Jesus, Caroline Noel  CCLI 645220
Blessing and Honor and Glory, Horatius Bonar  CCLI 750115
Christ the Lord Ascends to Reign, Michael Wiesse/Winkworth  CCLI 737750
Come, Christians, Join to Sing, Christian Bateman CCLI 83253
Crown Him with Many Crowns, Matthew Bridges, Godfrey Thring CCLI 23938
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise, Charles Wesley CCLI 1744405
Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus, John Bakewell CCLI 1510392
I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art, attr. John Calvin/Elizabeth Smith
I Know That My Redeemer Lives! Samuel Medley CCLI 4590721
Jesus Shall Reign, Isaac Watts CCLI 2686039
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, 4th century/Gerard Moultrie CCLI 154773
Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates, George Weissel/Winkworth CCLI 773673
Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour, George Hugh Bourne CCLI 4739805
Majesty, Jack Hayford CCLI 1527
O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire, 8th cent./John Chandler CCLI 267749
Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Prudentius, tr. John Mason Neale CCLI 196968
Praise Him! Praise Him! Fanny Crosby CCLI 3113336
Rejoice, the Lord is King, Charles Wesley CCLI 36592
Revive Us Again, William Mackay CCLI 28232
Savior of the Nations, Come, Ambrose, Martin Luther, tr. Calvin Seerveld
See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph, Christopher Wordsworth CCLI 553635
The Head That Once Was Crowned, Thomas Kelly CCLI 70699
Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim, Charles Wesley CCLI 90765
You Are Lord, anonymous 
O Love, How Deep, How Broad, 15th century Latin/Benjamin Webb CCLI 748237


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.