1 Christ is going to the Father;
heaven and hell and earth, attend!
Marked by blood, in death made perfect,
see the Man to God ascend.
Love was captured, cursed and murdered;
in the losing, love has won;
in the dying, love has risen;
by its ruin, gained a throne.

2 Christ is going to the Father,
from the world he came to save,
bringing life to those who listen,
raised in wonder from their grave.
Eldest of a new creation,
Head of all, he leads the way,
calling, drawing all who follow,
sharing his ascension day.

3 Christ is going to the Father;
hear a newborn nation cry
earth made new by heaven's music:
Glory be to God on high!
Sing Hosanna, all believers;
Hallelujah, shout his name!
Jesus, universal Saviour,
all the universe proclaim!

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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