80. Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain

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1 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
Of triumphant gladness;
God hath brought His Israel
Into joy from sadness.
Loosed from Pharaoh's bitter yoke
Jacob's sons and daughter,
Led them with unmoistened foot
Through the Red Sea waters.

2 'Tis the spring of souls today,
Christ hath burst His prison,
And from three days' sleep in death
As a sun hath risen.
All the winter of our sins,
Long and dark, is flying
From His light, to whom we give
Laud and praise undying.

3 Now the queen of seasons, bright
With the day of splendor,
With the royal feast of feasts,
Comes its joy to render;
Comes to glad Jerusalem,
Who with true affection
Welcomes in unwearied strains
Jesus' resurrection.

4 "Halleluia!" now we cry
To our King Immortal,
Who, triumphant, burst the bars
Of the tomb's dark portal;
"Halleluia!" with the Son,
God the Father praising;
"Halleluia!" yet again
To the Spirit raising.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
Title: Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Author: John of Damascus, c. 700-c. 754
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Ancient Hymns; Christ: Resurrection; Historical (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. KEVIN
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900
Composer (descant): William Lester, b. 1889
Key: G Major
Copyright: Descant arr. © 1935 Hope Publishing Co.



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