Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise

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1 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Let the holy anthem rise,
And the choirs of heaven chant it
In the temple of the skies;
Let the mountains skip with gladness
And the joyful valleys ring,
With hosannas in the highest
To our Savior and our King!

2 Alleluia! Alleluia!
He endured the knotted whips,
And the jeering of the rabble,
And the scorn of mocking lips,
And the terrors of the gibbet
Upon which he would be slain,
But his death was only slumber;
He is risen up again!

3 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Like the sun from out the wave
He has risen up in triumph
From the darkness of the grave.
He's the splendor of the nations;
He's the lamp of endless day;
He's the very Lord of glory
Who is risen up today!

4 Alleluia! Alleluia!
He has burst our prison bars;
He has lifted up the portals
Of our home beyond the stars;
He has won for us our freedom--
'Neath his feet our foes are trod;
He has purchased back our birthright
To the kingdom of our God!

5 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Blessed Jesus, make us rise
From the life of this corruption
To the life that never dies.
May we share with you your glory
When the days of time are past,
And the dead shall be awakened
By the trumpet's mighty blast!

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #318

Author: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >




The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Common Praise (1998) #221


Gather Comprehensive #425

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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #440


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #318


The Cyber Hymnal #2519


The Cyber Hymnal #11934


TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #506

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