260. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

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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 every 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 you from day to day.
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
earth's redeemer, hear our plea
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

4 Alleluia! King eternal,
Lord omnipotent we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary,
earth your footstool, heaven your throne.
As within the veil you 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 Chatterton Dix (1866, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Psalm 78:25; Proverbs 23:11; Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 28:18; Luke 24:50-53; John 6:32; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 9:11-14; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 1:4-8; Revelation 5; Revelation 19:1
Topic: Assurance; Faith; Jesus Christ: Ascension and Reign (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Rowland Hugh Prichard (1831, alt.)
Key: F Major or modal

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The author regarded this text as a communion hymn, a theme that seems eclipsed by the attention to Christ’s exaltation, but a helpful reminder that such hymns are not always quiet and meek. This text is sung to various tunes, but this rousing Welsh one is a favorite choice.

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