Scripture Verse

When You ascended on high, You led captives in Your train. Psalm 68:18


Thomas Haweis (1734–1820)

Words: Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792.

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Uni­vers­al Psal­mo­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dar­wall (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The hap­py morn is come!
The Sav­ior leaves the grave,
His glo­ri­ous work is done
Almighty now to save.


Captivity is cap­tive led;
For Je­sus liv­eth that was dead.

Who to our charge shall lay
Iniquity and guilt?
All sin is done away,
Since His rich blood was split.


Now the un­god­ly dares
The ho­ly God draw near;
Justice it­self de­clares
No cause re­mains for fear.


Christ hath the ran­som paid;
The glo­ri­ous work is done;
Oh Him our help is laid;
By Him our vic­to­ry won.


Hail, the tri­um­phant Lord!
Thy re­sur­rect­ion Thou!
We bless Thy sac­red Word;
Before Thy throne we bow.