Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise


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.

Now the iron bars are broken,
Christ from death to life is born,
glorious life, and life immortal,
on this holy Easter morn.
Christ has triumphed, and we conquer
by his mighty enterprise:
we with him to life eternal
by his resurrection rise.

Christ is risen, Christ, the first fruits
of the holy harvest field,
which will all its full abundance
at his second coming yield:
then 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, with our hearts in heaven,
here on earth may fruitful be,
and by angel hands be gathered,
and be ever, Lord, with thee.

Alleluia, alleluia!
Glory be to God on high;
Alleluia! to the Savior
who has gained the victory;
Alleluia! to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity:
Alleluia, alleluia!
to the Triune Majesty.


Words: Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885), 1862

MIDI: Lux eoi (Arthur Sullivan, 1842-1900)

Meter: 87 87 D

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 127 Bethany (Smart)  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 137 Lux eoi  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 178    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 058 Lux eoi  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 167 Lux eoi  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906 127 Everton  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 169 Lux eoi  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 335 Lux eoi  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 148 Lux eoi  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 150 Eins ist Not  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 167 Lux eoi  
The Hymnal 1940 092 Lux eoi  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 137 Lux eoi  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 132 Lux eoi  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 178 Everton, Lux eoi  
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982 191 Lux eoi  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 080 Lux eoi  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 103 Lux eoi  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 151 Lux eoi  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 025 Lux eoi  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999 398 Lux eoi  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 137 Lux eoi  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 009 Lux eoi  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 251 Lux eoi  

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