Rejoice, the Lord of life ascends
to triumph from earth's battlefield:
his strife with human hatred ends,
as sin and death their conquests yield.
No more his mortal form we see;
he reigns invisible but near;
for in the midst of two or three
he makes his glorious presence clear.
He reigns, but with a love that shares
the troubles of our earthly life;
he takes upon his heart the cares,
the pain, and shame of human strife.
He reigns in heaven until the hour
when he, who once was crucified,
shall come in all love's glorious power
to rule the world for which he died.
Text: Albert F. Bayly
The Hymnal 1982, #222