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Our Lord ascended to heaven and received gifts for men.

BibleGateway: Psalm 68:11-20

ESV Text: Psalm 68:11-20

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:17 and ends at about 2:39

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11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. 12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil. 13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold. 14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

     15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan. 16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever. 17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. 18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. 20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 218:
See, the Conqueror Mounts

— Organ Audio

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1. See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph; 
See the King in royal state, 
Riding on the clouds, His chariot, 
To His heavenly palace gate! 
Hark, the choirs of angel voices 
Joyful alleluias sing, 
And the portals high are lifted 
To receive their heavenly King. 

2. Who is this that comes in glory 
With the trump of jubilee? 
Lord of battles, God of armies,– 
He hath gained the victory. 
He who on the cross did suffer, 
He who from the grave arose, 
He hath vanquished sin and Satan; 
He by death hath spoiled His foes. 

3. While He lifts His hands in blessing, 
He is parted from His friends; 
While their eager eyes behold Him, 
He upon the clouds ascends. 
He who walked with God and pleased Him, 
Preaching truth and doom to come, 
He, our Enoch, is translated 
To His everlasting home. 

4. Now our heavenly Aaron enters 
With His blood within the veil; 
Joshua now is come to Canaan, 
And the kings before Him quail. 
Now He plants the tribes of Israel 
In their promised resting-place; 
Now our great Elijah offers 
Double portion of His grace. 

5. Thou hast raised our human nature 
On the clouds to God’s right hand; 
There we sit in heavenly places, 
There with Thee in glory stand. 
Jesus reigns, adored by angels; 
Man with God is on the throne. 
Mighty Lord, in Thine ascension 
We by faith behold our own. 

6. Glory be to God the Father; 
Glory be to God the Son, 
Dying, risen, ascending for us, 
Who the heavenly realm hath won. 
Glory to the Holy Spirit! 
To One God in Persons Three 
Glory both in earth and heaven, 
Glory, endless glory, be.