Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks

Author: Donald Fishel

Donald Fishel-- I studied at The University of Michigan School of Music under Nelson Hauenstein and Michael Stoune, graduating in 1972. I then embarked on a career in music publishing and began writing the Christian songs for which I am best known. My songs "Alleluia No. 1" and "The Light of Christ" can be found in the hymnals of the Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches. In Michigan, I was the principal flutist with Dexter Community Orchestra. I served as principal flutist with Ann Arbor Civic Band from c. 2001 to 2006. I have played in musical theatre productions with Croswell Opera House (Adrian, Michigan); Chelsea Area Players; Tecumseh Youth Theatre; Salina Area Players; Ann Arbor Comic Opera Guild… Go to person page >


Scripture References: st. 3 = Rom. 6:6, Gal. 2:20 Surrounded by "alleluias," the text presents the good news of Easter: Christ is risen! In this hymn we sing Pauline phrases that proclaim the new life we have in the risen Christ. Donald E. Fishel (b. Hart, MI, 1950) composed both text and tune "rather spontaneously" during the summer of 1971 in a house on Church Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The hymn was first sung in services of the Word of God Community in Ann Arbor, a charismatic Roman Catholic congregation that Fishel had then recently joined; he later served that community as publications editor of Servant Music (1973-1981). Fishel received a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education from the University of Michigan in 1972 and a degree in computer science from Eastern Michigan University in 1983. Since then he has worked in the computer industry. Liturgical Use: Easter; suitable for many other occasions, including baptism and profession of faith. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook



CHURCH STREET has an ABA form with the A line being the antiphon or refrain. Also well known as ALLELUIA NO.1, CHURCH STREET is a simple but effective folk-like tune. Sing without pauses between the refrain and its stanzas. The setting is for harmony singing on the refrain and unison singing on the…

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Instances (1 - 44 of 44)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #18
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #197
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #31
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #170
Catholic Book of Worship III #383
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #196
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #154
Church Family Worship #252
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #252
Common Praise (1998) #405
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #136
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #8
Complete Mission Praise #30
Gather (3rd ed.) #524
Gather Comprehensive #443
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #462
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #240Text InfoAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #178
Hymnal Supplement 1991 #746
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #80
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.03
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #178
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #24
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #435
Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe #49a
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #106
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #402Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #271
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #3
Sing With Me #129
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #132
Singing the Faith #295
Songs for Life #173
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #359
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #246
The United Methodist Hymnal #162Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #14
The Worshiping Church #240
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #390
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #179
With One Voice #671
Worship (3rd ed.) #441
Worship and Rejoice #291
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #201
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