Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Alleluia! Alleluia!"

A hymn for Easter Sunday ~

Alleluia! Alleluia!Hearts to heaven and voices raise;
Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise;
He who on the Cross a Victim For the world's salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, Now is risen from the dead.

Christ is risen, Christ, the first fruits Of the holy harvest field
Which will all its full abundance At His second coming yield;
When the golden ears of harvest Will their heads before Him wave,
Ripened by His glorious sunshine From the furrows of the grave.

Christ is risen, we are risen! Shed upon us heavenly grace,
Rain and dew and gleams of glory From the brightness of Thy face;
That we, Lord, with hearts in heaven, Here on earth may
fruitful be,
And by angel hands be gathered And be ever safe with Thee.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Glory be to God on high!
Alleluia! to the Saviour Who has gained the victory!
Alleluia! to the Spirit, Font of love and sanctity!
Alleluia! Alleluia! To the Triune Majesty!

Christopher Wordsworth (1862) Arthur S. Sullivan (1874)

Listen to the music here
Click on the black and white notes for the music played by the Moravian band.

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Nancy said...

Thanks to God He is risen!!! Lovely post.

Cathy said...

Amen! Thank you, Nancy ~