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25 May 2017
  The Ascension of Our Lord
The Fortieth Day of Easter, New Testament

Lection

†  Psalm 110 (1-year Lectionary) or Psalm 47 (3-year)
†  2 Kings 2:5-15 (1-year) or Acts 1:1-11 (3-year)
†  Acts 1:1-11 (1-year) or Ephesians 1:15-23 (3-year)
†  Mark 16:14-20 or Luke 24:44-53 (1-year) or Luke 24:44-53 (3-year)

Collect

Almighty God, as Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, ascended into the heavens, so may we also ascend in heart and mind and continually dwell there with Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

An Ascension Hymn

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, His the throne;
Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion Thunder like a mighty flood:
" Jesus out of every nation Has redeemed us by His blood."

Alleluia! Not as orphans Are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us: Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him When the forty days were over,
Shall our hearts forget His promise: "I am with you ever-more"?

Alleluia! Bread of heaven, Here on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! Here the sinful Flee to You from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners, Earth’s Redeemer, hear our plea
Where the songs of all the sinless Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal, Lord omnipotent we own;
Alleluia! Born of Mary, Earth Your foot-stool, heaven Your throne.
As within the veil You entered, Robed in flesh, our great high priest,
Here on earth both priest and victim In the eucharistic feast.

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, His the throne;
Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion Thunder like a mighty flood:
"Jesus out of every nation Has redeemed us by His blood."

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