257. Alleluia! Gracious Jesus!

1 Alleluia! Gracious Jesus!
Yours the scepter, yours the throne!
Alleluia! Yours the triumph,
yours the victory alone!
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion
thunder like a mighty flood:
Jesus out of every nation
you've redeemed us by your blood.

2 Alleluia! Not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now.
Alleluia! You are near us;
faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received you,
when the forty days were o'er,
shall our hearts forget your promise,
"I am with you evermore."

3 Alleluia! Bread of angels,
you on earth our food, our stay.
Alleluia! Here the sinful
flee to you from day to day.
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
earth's Redeemer, plead for me,
and the songs that sound in heaven
will repeat your gracious plea.

4 Alleluia! Christ eternal,
nothing can disrupt your reign;
Alleluia! Born of Mary,
heaven and earth are your domain.
Human life you fully entered,
tending those we count the least,
serving both as Priest and Victim
in the eucharistic feast.

Text Information
First Line: Alleluia! Gracious Jesus!
Title: Alleluia! Gracious Jesus!
Author: William C. Dix (1867, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-14; Ephesians 1:15-23
Topic: Adoration and Praise: Jesus Christ; Ascension; Holy Communion (11 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard (1844)
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Key: F Major
Source: Harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

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