Tuesday, May 19, 2009

O Lord, you deserved to ascend to the Glory of the Father
Far beyond the Passion and death with which you had to bother
For our sakes, the sheep of your pasture aimlessly wandering
So taken up with earthly treasures wantonly squandering.

For forty days after your Resurrection you walked the earth
Your Ascension foreshadows our soul and glorified body's rebirth.
To you, O Lord, be all glory, praise, adoration and laud
Hopefully and faithfully we await your coming on a cloud.

After the resurrection of the dead, final judgment to come
Many are being called, yet sadly, answer only some.
When all is done, you take your sheep
to the best, heavenly rest,
while others go to the deep
Where pit fires burn and no one can sleep.

In Heaven all the angels and saints adore you
We will be with them praising and worshipping, too.
Choirs of angels will sweetly be singing
Our hearts on our sleeves we'll be bringing
To your heart ours will be clinging
Joyous bells will be ringing.

O Lord, you deserved to ascend to Glory
Your life told the most beautiful story
of Love unequivocal and Blessed
You O Lord are our Saving Guest.

© Mel Patterson, 5-19-09

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