Let The Song Be Begun

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1 Let the song be begun,
For the battle is done,
And the victory won:
And the foe is scattered,
And the prison shattered:
Sing of joy, joy, joy,
"And today raise the lay,
Gloria in Excelsis,"
Amen! Amen.

2 They that followed in pain,
Shall now follow to reign,
And the crown shall obtain:
They were sore assaulted,
They shall be exalted,
Sing of rest, rest, rest:
And again, pour the strain,
"Gloria in Excelsis,"
Amen! Amen!

3 For the foe never more
Can approach to the shore,
Where the conflict is o’er;
There is joy supernal;
There is life eternal;
Sing of peace, peace, peace;
Earth and skies, bid it rise,
"Gloria in Excelsis,"
Amen! Amen!

4 Then be brave, then be true,
Ye despisèd and ye few,
For the crown is for you;
Christ, that went before you;
Spreads His buckler o’er you;
Sing of hope, hope, hope;
And today, raise the lay,
"Gloria in Excelsis,"
Amen! Amen!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13123

Author: J. C. Middleton

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First Line: Let the song be begun
Title: Let The Song Be Begun
Author: J. C. Middleton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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