Alleluia! Song of sweetness, Voice of joy, eternal lay

Alleluia! Song of sweetness, Voice of joy, eternal lay

Tune: COLLAUDEMUS
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 Alleluya, song of sweetness,
Voice of joy that cannot die;
Alleluya is the anthem
Ever dear to choirs on high:
In the house of God abiding
Thus they sing eternally.

2 Alleluya thou resoundest,
True Jerusalem and free;
Alleluya, joyful mother,
All thy children sing with thee;
But by Babylon's sad waters
Mourning exiles now are we.

3 Alleluya cannot always
Be our song while here below;
Alleluya our transgressions
Make us for awhile forgo;
For the solemn time is coming
When our tears for sin must flow.

4 Therefore in our hymns we pray thee,
Grant us, blessèd Trinity,
At the last to keep thine Easter
In our home beyond the sky,
There to thee for ever singing
Alleluya joyfully.

Source: New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #605

Text Information

First Line: Alleluia! Song of sweetness, Voice of joy, eternal lay
Latin Title: Alleluia, dulce carmen
Language: English
Publication Date: 1885
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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