853. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

1 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 ev'ry nation
Has redeemed us by his blood.

2 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"?

3 Alleluia! Bread of Angels,
Here on earth our food, our 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.

4 Alleluia! King eternal,
You the Lord of lords we own:
Alleluia! born of Mary,
Earth your footstool, heav'n your throne:
You, within the veil, have entered,
Robed in flesh, our great high priest:
Here on earth both priest and victim
in the eucharistic feast.

Text Information
First Line: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Title: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Author: William C. Dix, 1837-1898
Publication Date: 1988
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Scripture: Matthew 28:18; Luke 24:50-53; John 6:41-59; Hebrews 9:11-14; Revelation 5:9
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Ascension; Sacrifice
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: F Major or modal

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