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Composer: Linda Stassen (1974)
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Linda Stassen

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Tune Information

Composer: Linda Stassen (1974)
Meter: Irregular
Key: b minor or modal
Copyright: © 1974, Linda Stassen. Renewed Linda L. Benjamin, New Song Creations


Sing Alleluia to the Lord

Lift Up Your Hearts unto the Lord

Lift up your hearts unto the Lord,
lift up your hearts unto the Lord.
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia;
lift up your hearts unto the Lord!

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Stassen-Benjamin's music appears in various collections with slight variations in the second part. The version here permits continuous singing of the two parts at the distance of one measure. The second part imitates the first part initially and again at the close, but the middle line of the second part is independent. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) provided the harmonization in 1986.

The song can be sung in various ways: (a) have the congregation sing the main melody, and have a choir or any small group sing the second part in the manner of an e ho or descant; (b) divide the singing of the two parts between similar-size groups within the congregation, such as left side and right side, or men and women; (c) use other instruments such as guitars, trumpet, recorder, and handbells, and improvise some percussion rhythms. Sing this music at a moving tempo without breaks between stanzas.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #214
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #35
Chalice Hymnal #32
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.22
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #844Audio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #309Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Rejoice Hymns #58
Renew! #202Text
Sing Joyfully #69
Sing the Faith #2258
Sing With Me #184
Songs for Life #63Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #198
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #316
The Faith We Sing #2258
The Worshiping Church #771Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #732
Worship and Rejoice #120Text