19a. The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia

1 1 The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia.
2 To the glory of their King
Shall the ransomed people sing, Alleluia.
3 And the choirs that dwell on high, Alleluia.
Shall re-echo through the sky, Alleluia.
4 They through the fields of Paradise that roam, Alleluia.
The blessed ones, repeat through that bright home, Alleluia.
5 The planets glittering on their heavenly way, Alleluia.
The shining constellations join, and say Alleluia.
6 Ye clouds that onward sweep,
Ye winds, on pinions light,
Ye thunders, echoing loud and deep,
Ye lightnings, wildly bright,
In sweet consent unite your Alleluia,
Allelulia. Alleluia.

2 7 Ye floods and ocean billows,
Ye storms and winter snow,
Ye days of cloudless beauty,
Hoar frost and summer glow,
Ye groves that wave in spring, Alleluia.
And glorious forests, sing Alleluia!
8 First let the birds, with painted plumage gay, Alleluia.
Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say Alleluia.
9 Then let the beasts of earth with varying strain, Alleluia.
Join in Creation's Hymn, and cry again, Alleluia.
10 Here let the mountains thunder forth sonorous, Alleluia.
There let the valleys sing in gentler chorus, Alleluia.
11 Thou jubilant abyss of ocean, cry Alleluia.
Ye tracts of earth and continents, reply Alleluia.

3 12 To God, who all creation made, Alleluia.
The frequent hymn be duly paid: Alleluia.
13 This is the strain, the eternal strain,
the Lord of all things loves: Alleluia.
This is the song, the heavenly song,
that Christ the King approves: Alleluia.
14 Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice awaking, Alleluia.
And children's voices echo, answer making, Alleluia.
15 Now from all men be out-poured Alleluia.
Alleluia to the Lord; Alleluia.
With Alleluia evermore, Alleluia.
The Son and Spirit we adore, Alleluia.
16 Praise be done to the Three in One.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia
Latin Title: Cantemus Cuncti
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Author: Godescalcus, d. ab. 950
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Praise and Thanksgiving; Septuagesima Sunday; Easter Sunday
Tune Information
Name: CANTEMUS CUNCTI
Key: D Major
Notes: Source from index: The Plain-Song is from a fac-simile by A. J. Schmid, at the end of wolf's "Über die Lais."



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