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119. Lift up, lift up your voices now!

1 Lift up, lift up your voices now!
The whole wide world rejoices now:
The Lord hath triumphed gloriously.
The Lord shall reign victoriously!

2 In vain with stone the cave they barred;
In vain the watch kept ward and guard;
Majestic from the spoilèd tomb,
In pomp of triumph Christ is come!

3 He binds in chains the ancient foe;
A countless host He frees from woe,
And heaven's high portal open flies,
For Christ has risen, and man shall rise.

4 And all He did, and all He bare,
He gives us as our own to share;
And hope and joy and peace begin,
For Christ has won, and man shall win.

5 O Victor, aid us in the fight,
And lead through death to realms of light;
We safely pass where Thou hast trod;
In Thee we die to rise to God.

6 Thy flock, from sin and death set free,
Glad Alleluias raise to Thee;
And ever with the heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up, lift up your voices now!
Title: Lift up, lift up your voices now!
Author: Unknown
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Eastertide; Burial of the Dead
Notes: Tune name in index: WALTHAM
Tune Information
Name: [Lift up, lift up your voices now!]
Composer: J. B. Calkin
Meter: L. M.
Key: E♭ Major



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