The closing note is inexpressibly grand. Jehovah of hosts, Lord of men and angels, is the King of glory, and he it is who, having once descended to earth, now returns to his throne. The ascended Saviour is here declared to be the Head and Crown of the universe, the King of Glory. Our Immanuel is hymned in sublimest strains: Jesus of Nazareth is Jehovah Sabaoth.
Our Lord is risen from the dead;
Our Jesus is gone up on high;
The powers of hell are captive led—
Dragg’d to the portals of the sky.
There his triumphal chariot waits,
And angels chant the solemn lay;—
“Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates!
Ye everlasting doors, give way.”
“Who is the King of glory, who?”
The Lord of glorious power possess’d,
The King of saints and angels too:
God over all, for ever bless’d!