On our right and left hand,
Ooo . . .
THADDEUS: And he led [us] out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed [us].91
APOSTLES and CHORUS
Feed Thy lambs,
(On the hill, the Apostles look up. From the colonnade, two Angels speak. The Chorus continues to sing under the dialogue.)
ANGEL 2: This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.95
(The chorus fills the stage as the Apostles address them.)
[Music cue: Segue into “Come, Lord Jesus—End of Act Two” , ]
PHILIP: [Now] there was in the days of Herod..., a certain priest named Zacharias.96
ANDREW: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger.97
MATTHEW: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field.98
NATHANAEL: Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden.99
JAMES ALPHEUS:[And we] took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre.100
PETER: For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty...102
JOHN: And I John saw these things and heard them... [He is] the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. He which testifieth of these things saith, Surely I come quickly. . . . Even so, come, Lord Jesus.104
Come, Lord Jesus, Great Redeemer,
Light of morning from the east.
We will be Thy children ever,
Dry our tears, all weeping cease.
Come in glory to the earth,
Come to us to rule and reign.
Ready us to kneel and greet Thee.
Come, Lord Jesus, come.
(All assemble beneath a column of light, gazing upward into heaven, some reaching up toward the light.)
END OF ACT TWO
+ Because these two pieces are performed without a break, the audio file contains both of them.
91. See Luke 24:50.
92. See Luke 24:51.
93. See Acts 1:9.
94. Acts 1:11.
95. Acts 1:11.
96. See Luke 1:5.
97. Luke 2:7.
98. Luke 2:8.
99. John 19:41.
100. See Mark 15:46.
101. See Luke 24:36.
102. 2 Peter 1:16.
103. See Matthew 24:30–31.
104. See Revelation 22:8, 16–17, 20.
105. Hymns, no. 196.
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