Christ Is Gone Up; Yet Ere He Passed

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):

Christ is gone up; yet ere He passed
From earth, in heaven to reign,
He formed one holy Church, to last
Till He should come again.

His twelve Apostles first He made
His ministers of Grace;
And they their hands on others laid,
To fill in turn their place.

So age by age, and year by year,
His Grace was handed on;
And still the holy Church is here,
Although her Lord is gone.

Let those find pardon, Lord, from Thee,
Whose love to her is cold;
Bring wanderers in, and let there be
One Shepherd and one fold. Amen.

Words: John Mason Neale, 1851.
Tune:St. David Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621.


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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