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Composer: Linda Stassen (1974)
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Linda Stassen

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Tune Information

Composer: Linda Stassen (1974)
Meter: Irregular
Key: b minor
Copyright: © 1974, Linda Stassen. Renewed Linda L. Benjamin, New Song Creations


Sing Alleluia to the Lord

Lift Up Your Hearts unto the Lord

Lift up your hearts unto the Lord,
lift up your hearts unto the Lord.
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia;
lift up your hearts unto the Lord!

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Stassen-Benjamin's music appears in various collections with slight variations in the second part. The version here permits continuous singing of the two parts at the distance of one measure. The second part imitates the first part initially and again at the close, but the middle line of the second part is independent. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) provided the harmonization in 1986. The song can be sung in various ways: (a) have the congregation sing the main melody, and have a choir or any small group sing the second part in the manner of an e ho or descant; (b) divide the singing of the two parts between similar-size groups within the congregation, such as left side and right side, or men and women; (c) use other instruments such as guitars, trumpet, recorder, and handbells, and improvise some percussion rhythms. Sing this music at a moving tempo without breaks between stanzas. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #214

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #35

Chalice Hymnal #32

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.22


Lift Up Your Hearts #844

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #309

Rejoice Hymns #58

Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #202

Sing Joyfully #69

Sing the Faith #2258

Sing With Me #184

Songs for Life #63

The Celebration Hymnal #198

The Covenant Hymnal #316

The Faith We Sing #2258

The Worshiping Church #771

Together in Song #732

Worship and Rejoice #120

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