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A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

Representative Text

1 A hymn of glory let us sing;
new songs throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ, by a road before untrod,
ascends unto the throne of God.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2 The holy apostolic band
upon the Mount of Olives stand;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
and with his followers they see
Jesus' resplendent majesty.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

3 To whom the angels, drawing nigh:
"Why stand and gaze upon the sky?"
Alleluia! Alleluia!
"This is the Savior," thus they say.
"This is his noble triumph day.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

4 "Again shall you behold him so
as you today have seen him go,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
in glorious pomp ascending high,
up to the portals of the sky."
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #370

Author: The Venerable Bede

Bede (b. circa 672-673; d. May 26, 735), also known as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede, was an English monk at Northumbrian monastery at Monkwearmouth (now Jarrow). Sent to the monastery at the young age of seven, he became deacon very early on, and then a priest at the age of thirty. An author and scholar, he is particularly known for his cclesiastical History of the English People, which gained him the title “Father of English History.” He also wrote many scientific and theological works, as well as poetry and music. Bede is the only native of Great Britain to have ever been made a Doctor of the Church. He died on Ascension Day, May 26, 735, and was buried in Durham Cathedral. Laura de Jong… Go to person page >

Translator: Benjamin Webb

Benjamin Webb (b. London, England, 1819; d. Marylebone, London, 1885) originally translated the text in eight stanzas, although six only appear in Lift Up Your Hearts. It was published in The Hymnal Noted (1852), produced by his friend John Mason Neale. Webb received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, and became a priest in the Church of England in 1843. Among the parishes he served was St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he worked from 1862 to 1881. Webb's years there coincided with the service of the talented choir director and organist Joseph Barnby, and the church became known for its excellent music program. Webb edited The Ecclesiologist, a periodi­cal of the Cambridge Ecclesiological Society (1842-1868). A co… Go to person page >

Tune

LASST UNS ERFREUEN

LASST UNS ERFREUEN derives its opening line and several other melodic ideas from GENEVAN 68 (68). The tune was first published with the Easter text "Lasst uns erfreuen herzlich sehr" in the Jesuit hymnal Ausserlesene Catlwlische Geistliche Kirchengesänge (Cologne, 1623). LASST UNS ERFREUEN appeared…

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2398
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #389

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Gather (3rd ed.) #545

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #450

Praise y Adoración #22a

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #639

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The Cyber Hymnal #2398

Text

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #289

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #370

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Worship (4th ed.) #530

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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