Alleluia! Lord Most Holy

Representative Text

1 Alleluia! Lord most holy,
In Thy manger throne we hail Thee;
Alleluia! Meek and lowly,
Never shall our worship fail Thee.

2 Alleluia! Choirs of angels
Sing at midnight hour Thy glory,
To the watchful shepherds telling
From the skies Thy natal story.

3 Alleluia! Child of Mary,
Low the shepherds bend before Thee;
Alleluia! Eastern monarchs
With their costliest gifts adore Thee.

4 Alleluia! Still unended
Rings the angel note above;
From our altars sweetly blending
Echoes Earth’s response of love.

5 Alleluia! Shine the tapers,
Gleams the holly’s burnished spray;
Alleluia! Chant the credo,
Christ, we welcome Thee today.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7983

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! Lord most holy
Title: Alleluia! Lord Most Holy
Author: Anonymous
Meter: D
Source: Lyra Eucharistica, by Orby Shipley, 1869 (London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1869)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



First associated with this text in Fredrik Engelke's Loftangeroch andeliga wisor (1873), TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA is probably a Swedish folk song, but versions of the tune were also sung in Germany in the early 1800s. This charmingly simple tune needs light accompaniment, perhaps just recorders 1 and…

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