Alleluia! Let Praises Ring

Representative Text

1 Alleluia! Let praises ring!
To God the Father let us bring
our songs of adoration.
To him through everlasting days
be worship, honor, pow'r, and praise
whose hand sustains creation.
Singing, ringing: holy, holy,
God is holy; spread the story
of our God, the Lord of glory.

2 Alleluia! Let praises ring!
Unto the Lamb of God we sing,
in whom we are elected.
He bought his Church with his own blood,
he cleansed her in that blessed flood
and as his bride selected.
Holy, Holy is our union
and communion; his befriending
gives us joy and peace unending.

3 Alleluia! Let praises ring!
Unto the Holy Ghost we sing
for our regeneration.
The saving faith in us he wrought
and us unto the Bridegroom brought,
made us his chosen nation.
Glory! Glory! Joy eternal,
bliss supernal; there is manna
and an endless, glad hosanna.

4 Alleluia! Let praises ring!
Unto our triune God we sing;
blest be his name forever!
With angel hosts let us adore
and sing his praises more and more
for all his grace and favor.
Singing, ringing: holy, holy,
God is holy; spread the story
of our God, the Lord of glory!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #481

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Alleluia! Let praises ring
Title: Alleluia! Let Praises Ring
German Title: Hallelujah! Lob, Preis und Ehr
Author: Anonymous
Source: Tr. composite; Geistreiches Gesangbuch, 1698
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Adapting a tune written for Psalm 100 found in Wolff Köphel's Psalter (1538), Nicolai composed WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET, which was published with the text in 1599. Although the tune was originally more varied rhythmically, the hymnal version here is isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) and set to the rich ha…

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