Sing, O heavens, O earth, rejoice

Representative Text

1 Sing, O heavens! O earth rejoice!
Angel harp and human voice,
Round Him as He rises, raise
Your ascending Saviour’s praise.

2 Refrain
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia.

3 Bruised is the serpent’s head,
Hell is vanquished, Death is dead,
And to Christ gone up on high,
Captive is captivity.

4 All His work and warfare done,
He into His heaven is gone,
And beside His Father’s throne,
Now is pleading for His own.

5 Asking gifts for sinful men,
That He may come down again.
And, the fallen to restore,
In them dwell for evermore.

6 Sing, O Heavens! O earth, rejoice!
Angel harp, and human voice,
Round Him, in His glory, raise
Your ascending Saviour’s praise.

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #98

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing, O heavens, O earth, rejoice
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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