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HAIL FESTAL DAY (ASCENSIONTIDE)




All nature with new births of beauty gay
Acknowledges her Lord’s return to-day.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Fair weather brings the flow’rs, and earth is bright;
From heaven’s open door streams ampler light.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



The greenwood trees, the fields in blossom swell,
The joy of Christ’s return from that dark hell.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Christ is gone up; no longer sin shall reign;
Praise Him, blue sky, and sunlit sea and plain.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Set free the captives of the pit below;
Call back again the thing that downward go.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Thy rescued are like sand beside the sea
And where their Saviour goes, they follow free.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Nurse in Thine arms Thy people cleansed from stain,
And bear to God a gift made pure again.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



One wreath receive for Thine own works on high,
Another for Thy people’s victory.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



O Saviour, Christ, Thou art God’s only Son,
Creator and Redeemer both in one.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



As ancient as thy Father and not less,
By Thee the world arose from nothingness.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Thou, seeing all men crush’d beneath the ban,
Didst put on manhood to deliver man.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now ehll is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.


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LYRICS
Meter: 10 10 r 10 10
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1922# 652
      MUSIC
      Name: SALVE FESTA DIES
      Meter: 10 10 and refrain
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 652F
        # 650G
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