Who is She Ascends so High

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Type: English Hymn.

Story: A Beautiful Hymn, taken from the Pius X Hymnal, to celebrate the feast of the Assumption. The last line of the original Hymn prays: “Now she sits with the sun”. Considering the lack of rhythm and the better meaning, the seminarians at Mater Dei changed it usually to be: “Now she is with her Son”.

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Lyrics and Translation:

Who is she Ascends so High?
Next the heav’nly King
Round about whom Angels Fly
And her praises sing?

Who is she adorned with light,
Makes the Sun her Robe,
At whose feet the queen of night,
Lays her changing globe?

Heav’n she was which held that fire,
Whence the world took light
And to heav’n doth now aspire
Flames with flames to unite

She that did so clearly shine
When our day begun,
See how bright her beams decline:
Now she is with her Son.

Composer: John Beaumont 1627

Parts: 2.

Voicing: SA

Language: English

Subject: Marian

Season: Feast of the Assumption

Organ: Optional

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