|First Line:||Jesus is Lord of all the earth|
|Title:||Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks|
|Author:||Donald Fishel (1971)|
|Meter:||8.8 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord|
|Copyright:||© 1973, International Liturgy Publications|
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.
Easter; suitable for many other occasions, including baptism and profession of faith.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook