Alleluia! sing to Jesus!


Alleluia! sing to Jesus!
His the scepter, his the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph,
his the victory alone.
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion
thunder like a mighty flood.
Jesus out of every nation
hath redeemed us by his blood.

Alleluia! not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us,
faith believes, nor questions how;
Though the cloud from sight received him
when the forty days were o'er
shall our hearts forget his promise,
'I am with you evermore'?

Alleluia! bread of heaven,
here on earth our food and stay!
Alleluia! here the sinful
flee to thee from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
earth's Redeemer, plead for me.
Where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal,
thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary,
earth thy footstool,
heaven thy throne.
Thou within the veil hast entered,
robed in flesh, our great High Priest.
Thou on earth both Priest and Victim
in the Eucharistic Feast.


Words: William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898), 1867

MIDI: Hyfrydol (Rowland Hugh Prichard, 1811-1887)

Meter: 87 87 D

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 350 Alleluia (Wesley)  
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 332 Eucharistica  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 544 Eucharist  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 316 Adoration, Alleluia (Wesley)  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 277    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 556 Alleluia (Wesley)  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 368 Eucharistica  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 368 Alleluia (Wesley)  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 368 Alleluia (Wesley), Eucharistica  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 368 Alleluia (Wesley)  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 368 Alleluia (Wesley)  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 368 Alleluia (Wesley)  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 360 Eucharistica  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 284 Adoration  
The English Hymnal, 1906 301 Hyfrydol  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 397 Alleluia (Wesley), Eucharistica  
The Hymnal 1916 193 Alleluia (Wesley)  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 387 Alleluia (Wesley), Eucharistica  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 403 Alleluia (Wesley)  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
362 Alleluia (Wesley)  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 136 Alleluia (Wesley)  
Songs of Praise, 1925 140 Hyfrydol  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 260 Hyfrydol  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 397 Alleluia (Wesley), Hyfrydol  
The Hymnal 1940 347 Alleluia (Wesley), Hyfrydol  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 399 Alleluia (Wesley), Hyfrydol  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 004 Hillingdon  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 370 Alleluia (Wesley)  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 383 Alleluia (Wesley)  
The Hymn Book 1971 049 Hyfrydol  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 439 Hyfrydol  
The Hymnal 1982 460, 461 Hyfrydol, Alleluia (Wesley)  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 262 Hyfrydol  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 271 Hyfrydol  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 170 Hyfrydol  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 026 Hyfrydol  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 374 Hyfrydol  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 517 Hyfrydol  
Sing Glory, 1999 458 Hyfrydol  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 207 Alleluia (Wesley)  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 278 Hyfrydol  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 012 Hyfrydol  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 398 Alleluia (Wesley), Hyfrydol  

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