1 Alleluia! Song of gladness,
Voice of everlasting joy;
Alleluia! Sound the sweetest
Heard among the choirs on high,
Hymning in God's blissful mansion
Day and night incessantly.
2 Alleluia! Church victorious,
Thou may'st lift the joyful strain:
Alleluia! Songs of triumph
Well befit the ransomed train.
Faint and feeble are our praises
While in exile we remain.
3 Alleluia! Songs of gladness
Suit not always souls forlorn;
Alleluia! Sounds of sadness
'Midst our joyful strains are borne;
For in this dark world of sorrow
We with tears our sins must mourn.
4 Praises with our prayers uniting,
Hear us, blessèd Trinity;
Bring us to Thy blissful presence,
There the Paschal Lamb to see,
There to Thee our Alleluia
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #57
|First Line:||Alleluia, song of gladness, Voice of everlasting joy|
|Source:||Cooke and Denton's Hymnal|