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413. Alleluia, Song of Gladness

1 Alleluia, song of gladness, voice of joy that cannot die;
Alleluia is the anthem ever dear to choirs on high;
In the house of God abiding thus they sing eternally.

2 Alleluia, now resounding, true Jerusalem and free;
Alleluia, joyful mother, all your children sing with glee;
But by Babylon's sad waters mourning exiles now are we.

3 Alleluia we deserve not here to chant for evermore,
Alleluia our transgressions make us for a while give o'er;
For the holy time is coming bidding us our sins deplore.

4 Therefore in our hymns we now pray, grant us, blessed Trinity,
At the last to keep you, Easter, in our home beyond he sky;
There to you for ever singing Alleluia joyfully.

Text Information
First Line: Alleluia, song of gladness
Title: Alleluia, Song of Gladness
Latin Title: Alleluia, dulce carmen
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Scripture: Psalm 137; Revelation 19:1; Revelation 19:3; Revelation 19:4
Topic: Sunday Before Lent; Exile; Freedom (3 more...)
Source: Latin, 11th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: G Major

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