10/14/18

Golden Harps Are Sounding

 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, 
which are the figures of the true; 
but into heaven itself, 
now to appear in the presence of God for us.
- - Hebrews 9:24 - -


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.

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 you;
Jesus ever liveth, ever loveth too.

- - Chorus - -
All his work is ended, joyfully we sing:
Jesus hath ascended: glory to our King!
- - Frances R. Havergal - -


The author, Frances J. Havergal,
wrote this Ascension Day hymn
especially for a group of children
while visiting their school.
It is said to have been written 
within the space of ten minutes.
Golden Harps Are Sounding
is one of the few hymns for which Miss Havergal
also composed her own tune, "Herma."
- - Amazing Grace - Kenneth W. Osbeck - -


Lift up your heads, O ye gates; 
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; 
and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? 
The Lord strong and mighty, 
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; 
even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; 
and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? 
The Lord of hosts, 
he is the King of glory. 
Selah.
- - Psalm 24:7-10 - -


Have a most blessed Lord's Day!
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17 comments

Sylvia said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful Sunday post, Stephanie. You are a bright light in blogland. xo Diana

Chris Lally said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie! Thank you.

Paige said...

Happy Sunday Stephanie! What a cool hymn. I've never heard it so I'll have to look it up. This is such a neat flower, what kind is it?

Mari said...

This is another hymn I haven't heard before. Very nice! The flowers are pretty too.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Hope you've had a wonderful day Stephanie. I agree with Diana! xo

Kathy said...

It has been a long time since I sang this hymn. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for a lovely Sunday post. I did not know Frances Havergal also wrote the music.

Louca por porcelana said...

Blessings!

LV said...

A wonderful any day message. Well done and amen.

Madison Marie said...

Beautiful photos! Have a great week, friend. <3

Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

Debbie Harris said...

Such a pretty flower and quite detailed.
I do not know this hymn, must look it up.

Love you ♡

doodles n daydreams said...

A lovely post, Stephanie, have a wonderful week.
Diana

Creations By Cindy said...

Beautiful post dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

mamasmercantile said...

A little late to visit. Another beautiful uplifting post.

Conniecrafter said...

Isn't it amazing how someone can write a song in so little time, that has got to be God working through them

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sometimes inspiration just works like that (referring to the time it took to write the song). That flower looks almost waxy - never seen it before.

Lowcarb team member said...

A most beautiful post …
Thank you

All the best Jan

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