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Alleluia (Sinclair)

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Author: Various; Author: Jerry Sinclair (1972)
Tune: ALLELUIA (Sinclair)
Published in 23 hymnals

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Author: Various

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See PHH 639 for a discussion of the "alleluia" text. In the style of praise choruses the following anonymous stanzas were added after the original setting was composed (note that each phrase is sung four times):

  • 2 He's my Savior, alleluia!
  • 3 He is worthy, alleluia!
  • 4 I will praise him, alleluia!
  • 5 Maranatha, alleluia!

With these additional stanzas the theme of "alleluia" becomes the praise of Christ. Stanzas 2 and 3 explain the reasons for this praise: Jesus is our Savior (Matt. 1:21 b), and he is worthy of all praise (Rev. 4:11; 5:12). Stanza 4 makes the "alleluia" directly person¬al, and the final stanza, "Maranatha," urges the Lord to come quickly to receive perfect praise from all his creatures.

Liturgical Use:
Various occasions of praise to God, including the Lord's Supper; with the final stanza, "Maranatha," during Advent; see PHH 639 for additional suggestions.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #644
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #29
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #223
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #276
Chalice Hymnal #106
Gather Comprehensive #265
Hymns of Faith #516
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #30Audio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #640Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Rejoice Hymns #160
Renew! #136
Sing Joyfully #460
Songs for Life #87
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #189
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #91
The New Century Hymnal #765
The United Methodist Hymnal #186Audio
The Worshiping Church #114
Worship and Rejoice #316
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #355
Include 3 pre-1979 instances