1 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Hearts to heav'n and voices raise;
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise:
he who on the cross a victim
for the world's salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,
now is risen from the dead.
2 Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits
of the holy harvest field,
which will all its full abundance
at his second coming yield:
then the golden ears of harvest
will their heads before him wave,
ripened by his glorious sunshine
from the furrows of the grave.
3 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory be to God on high;
alleluia to the Savior,
who has won the victory;
alleluia to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity.
to the Triune Majesty.
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #364
|First Line:||Alleluia! alleluia! Hearts and voices heavenward raise|
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hearts to heaven and voices raise. C. Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln. [Easter.] First published in his Holy Year, &c 1862, p. 81, as the first of two hymns for Easter-day, in 5 stanzas of 4 double lines. Its use in all English-speaking countries is most extensive, and it ranks with the best of the author's hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)