Review – Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels by Jaroslav Vajda

Review – Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels by Jaroslav Vajda

As we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus today, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers review and discuss the modern Ascension Day hymn, “Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels” (Hymn 737 in “Worship Supplement 2000”).  The author of this hymn was a 20th Century Lutheran Hymn writer who is probably best known for writing “Go My Children with My Blessing” (Hymn 800 in “Worship Supplement 2000”).  This hymn depicts the ascension of Jesus after completing the work of salvation for sinners and highlights beautifully the nature of Christ as true Man and as our acceptable sacrifice before God.  It also brings out the Holy Spirit’s work of Sanctification in our lives today as we await the return of our ascended Savior and look forward to the day when we will be with our Triune God for eternity. 


2 thoughts on “Review – Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels by Jaroslav Vajda

  1. Thank you for the thoughtful discussion of Vajda. He has a wonderful way with words. I am currently reading a little book of his called, “Men and Women of the Word.” I also think his hymns are here to stay.

  2. We appreciate your comment as well. I am not familiar with the book you mention, but will have to look it up now that I am aware of it. He has produced some wonderful hymns that are Biblical, very insightful, as well as contemplative and devotional. I agree, faithful Christians will be singing them for years to come!

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