194. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise

1 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Hearts to heaven and voices raise;
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise:
he who on the cross a victim
for the world's salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
now is risen from the dead.

2 Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits
of the holy harvest field,
which will all its full abundance
at his second coming yield;
then the golden ears of harvest
will their heads before him wave,
ripened by his glorious sunshine,
from the furrows of the grave.

3 Christ is risen, we are risen;
shed upon us heavenly grace,
rain, and dew, and gleams of glory
from the brightness of thy face;
that we, with our hearts in heaven,
here on earth may fruitful be,
and by angel-hands be gathered,
and be ever, Lord, with thee.

4 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory be to God on high;
Alleluia to the Saviour,
who has gained the victory;
Alleluia to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
to the Triune Majesty.

Text Information
First Line: Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885)
Meter: 87 87 D
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Church Year: Easter; Easter; Future hope (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)
Composer (descant): John Barnard (b. 1948)
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: Descant © John Barnard / The Jubilate Group. Administered by The Jubilate Group, Kitley House, St Katherines Road, Torquay TQ1 4DE Used by permission.

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