Christ, lines 440-526 [start of Christ II]

The poet compares Jesus’ entry into the world and his departure from it in Bethany, forty days after the Resurrection. Jesus spoke to his companions, telling them that he would never leave them and charging them to go forth throughout the whole world and preach and baptize.

Suddenly, singing angels appear in the sky and they call out to the people Galilee, asking them why they are standing waiting. The angels say that they have come to carry the Lord to heaven.

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