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Let us rejoice, the fight is won

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LET us rejoice, the Fight is won,
Darkness is conquered, death undone,
Life triumphant! Alleluia!
So age to age each nation grows
More like the heart of him who rose.

Refrain:
Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Joy comes again! all shall be well,
Friends severed now in Heaven shall dwell
Reunited! Alleluia!
The end of all our ways is love,
Then rise with him to things above.

3 Thou boundless power, thou God on high,
How could thy children fear to die?
Joy immortal! Alleluia!
Thy right rewards, thy love forgives;
We know that our redeemer lives.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #146

Author: Percy Dearmer

Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let us rejoice, the fight is won
Author: Percy Dearmer

Tune

LASST UNS ERFREUEN

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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