216. 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 For Judah's Lion bursts his chains,
crushing the serpent's head;
and cries aloud through death's domains
to wake the imprisoned dead.

3 Devouring depths of hell their prey
at his command restore;
his ransomed hosts pursue their way
where Jesus goes before.

4 Triumphant in his glory now
to him all power is given;
to him in one communion bow
all saints in earth and heaven.

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

Text Information
First Line: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Title: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Original Language: Latin
Author: Fulbert of Chartres (?-1028)
Translator: Robert Campbell (1814-1868)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7-10; Jeremiah 33:14-16; Zechariah 9:9-12; Matthew 28:16-20; Ephesians 1:15-23; Colossians 1:1-14; Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 2:5-12; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 7:9-17
Topic: Easter (season)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major

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