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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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is Lord of all the earth
Title: Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Author: Donald Fishel (1971)
Meter: 8.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord
Copyright: © 1973, International Liturgy Publications


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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