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By every nation, race and tongue

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1 By every nation, race and tongue,
worship and praise be ever sung;
praise the Father: Alleluia!
For pardoned sin, death overcome,
and hopes that live beyond the tomb:
Alleluia, alleluia;
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Saints who on earth have suffered long,
for Jesus' sake enduring wrong,
ever-faithful: Alleluia!
Where faith is lost in sight, rejoice
and sing with never-wearied voice:
Alleluia, alleluia;
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 Let earth and air and sea unite
to celebrate his glorious might,
their creator: Alleluia!
Sun, moon and stars in endless space
echo the song of every race:
Alleluia, alleluia;
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Source: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #579

Author: H. B. George (1838-1910)

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Text Information

First Line: By every nation, race and tongue
Author: H. B. George (1838-1910)
Meter: with alleluias
Publication Date: 1987
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1987.



LASST UNS ERFREUEN derives its opening line and several other melodic ideas from GENEVAN 68 (68). The tune was first published with the Easter text "Lasst uns erfreuen herzlich sehr" in the Jesuit hymnal Ausserlesene Catlwlische Geistliche Kirchengesänge (Cologne, 1623). LASST UNS ERFREUEN appeared…

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