Hail the day that sees him rise
Reading Phoenix Choir
The head that once was crowned with thorn
Choir of King’s College Chapel, University of Aberdeen
All hail the power of Jesu’s name
Dunvant Male Choir, Cor Glandulais, the Glamorgan Federation of Women’s Institutes Choir & the congregation of Moriah Chapel, Loughour in Swansea
Crown him with many crowns
Choirs of Blue Coat School and Holy Trinity Church, Coventry
Choir and congregation of St Andrew’s Church, West Tarring, Sussex
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Pontarddulais Male Voice Choir
I know that my redeemer liveth
Emma Whiteley – one of the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year
Singers from the Royal School of Church Music gathered in St George’s Church, Beckenham, south London
In our prayers we ask the Lord to keep us joyful as we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Give us faith to see that where He has gone we will follow.
May we find hope in our daily life, believing that Jesus is Lord.
Help us to realise that because Jesus lives in eternity now, we too shall live in joy and peace in God’s presence.
And may we never forget that we are blessed with many good things in this life and that God will never abandon us.
We give into your care Lord all those who are sick, anxious and worried. Fill them with every grace and blessing.
Lord you know the secret thoughts of our hearts and the prayers we cannot put into words. We offer our prayers, spoken and unspoken, to you. Amen.
May almighty God bless us all in this world and in the next.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.