January 6, 2013

Praise Him As He Mounts the Skies

He Will Come Again in Love, Alleluia!

Praise Him As He Mounts the Skies, first published in 1968, was written by the Scottish Jesuit priest, theologian and hymnwriter: James Quinn (1919-2010). From 1969 to 1976, Fr. Quinn acted in several capacities to the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). They were responsible for the Vatican II translation of the Roman Rite from the original Latin into English; including the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours. In the Divine Office, Praise Him As He Mounts the Skies is used at Ascension. It is sung to the tune: Lianfair (1817) written by Robert Williams (1781-1821).

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