Ascension (Fulda)

For the feast of the Ascension tomorrow, to the tune of FULDA (“Oh Sacrament Most Holy”):

Returning to the Father,
Christ sends us to baptize
a world of sons and daughters
as one beneath the skies.
    He will not leave us orphans
    to work and wait alone,
    for Christ in us is working
    to bring all to his throne.

We do not know the season;
we did not set the time
when all, at last, receive him
and share his love divine.
    He will not leave us....

Await him in the city;
with prayer and patience, wait.
The Spirit coming swiftly
our hearts will new create.
    He will not leave us....

And when we have received it,
go forth and bear Christ's name.
'Til all the world believe it,
go boldly and proclaim.
    He will not leave us....
By Adriaen van Overbeke – https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/antwerp-school-circa-1510-1520-the-ascension-of-5790472-details.aspx, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83155533

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