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

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

Tune: COLLAUDEMUS
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

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, bless├Ęd 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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