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221. Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

1 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
your sweetest notes employ,
the Paschal victory to hymn
in strains of holy joy.

2 How Judah's Lion burst his chains,
and crushed the serpent's head;
and brought with him, from death's domains,
the long-imprisoned dead.

3 From hell's devouring jaws the prey
alone our Leader bore;
his ransomed hosts pursue their way
where he hath gone before.

4 Triumphant in his glory now
his sceptre ruleth all,
earth, heaven, and hell before him bow,
and at his footstool fall.

5 While joyful thus his praise we sing,
his mercy we implore,
into his palace bright to bring
and keep us evermore.

6 All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run.

Alleluia! Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Latin Title: Chorus novæ Jerusalem
Translator: Robert Campbell (1814-1868)
Author: St Fulbert of Chartres (d. 1028)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Church Year: Easter; Church Year: Christ the King; Easter (8 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: A version in a lower key is found at 331.

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