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Alleluia! Voices raise

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1 Alleluia! Voices raise,
sounding God Almighty's praise.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Hither bring in one consent
heart and voice and instrument.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Now come all before God's face,
in this chorus take your place.
Alleluia, alleluia!
And amid the mortal throng,
be you masters of the song.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 Let, in praise of Christ,
the sound run a never-ending round,
Alleluia, alleluia!
that our songs of praise may be
everlasting, as is he.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 So this huge wide orb we see
shall one choir, one temple be.
Alleluia, alleluia!
In the Holy Spirit one,
we will sing what God has done.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 Thus our song shall over-climb
all the bounds of space and time.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia! Voices raise,
sounding God Almighty's praise.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #828

Author: George Wither

Wither, George, or Wyther—spelled in both ways by himself, the first usually, the second occasionally, e.g. in Prince Henrie's Obsequies (1612), and erroneously Withers, was born on June 11th, 1588, at Bentworth, near Alton, Hampshire. He was the only son of George Wither, of Bentworth. His early education was at the Grammar School of Colemore or Colemere, under its celebrated master; John Greaves. After thorough training and discipline here he was entered in 1604 at Magdalen College, Oxford. His tutor was John Warner, subsequently D.D. and Bishop of Rochester. He had only been three years at the University when malicious and ignorant persons persuaded his father that more learning was not required. And so, as he modestly tells us in his… Go to person page >

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First Line: Alleluia! Voices raise
Author: George Wither (alt.)
Language: English


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