Like men of Galilee we strain from earth
And follow where our Brother Jesus goes
To glory, power left at human birth,
Reserved till from the deep descent he rose.
He bears our manhood glorified above
The joy in heaven for this only Son
Returning to His Father, filled with love
Enduring, filled with all the hopes of men.
His wounds, O God our Father, plead that we
Who trust His love be with Him evermore.
Our tears of gladness flow with Yours as He
Prepares our place, His kindred at the door.
Forgive Your children scanning still the skies
For cloud to bring His face before our eyes.
Blessed Feast of the Ascension and Novena to the Holy Spirit as we prepare for Pentecost!