FROM THE WHOLE WORKS OF
THE RIGHT REV. JEREMY TAYLOR, D.D.
LORD BISHOP OF DOWN, CONNOR, AND DROMORE.
He ascended into heaven.
When our dearest Lord was risen from the grave, he conversed with his
disciples for forty days together, often showing himself alive by infallible
proofs, and once to five hundred of his disciples at one appearing: having
spoken to them fully concerning the affairs of the kingdom, and the promise
of the Father; leaving them some few things in charge for the present,
he solemnly gave them his blessing, and in the presence of his apostles
was taken up into heaven by a bright cloud and the ministry of angels,
being gone before us to prepare a place for us above all heavens, in the
presence of his Father, and at the foot of the throne of God; from which
glorious presence we cannot be kept by the change of death, and the powers
of the grave, nor the depth of hell, nor the height of heaven; but Christ
being lifted up, shall draw all his servants unto him.
Luke 24:45, 50. Matt. 21:17. John 20 and 21.
Acts 1:9. 1Cor. 15:6, 45, 47. Heb. 6:19. Rom 8.:38, 39.
1 John 3:2.
On the Day of Ascension.
HE is risen higher,
Indeed a cloud
Did, with his leave, make bold to shroud
The Sun of Glory from Mount Olivet.
At Pentecost, he'll shew himself again;
When every ray shall be a tongue
To speak all comforts, and inspire
Our souls with their celestial fire;
That we, the saints among,
May sing, and love and reign.