Alleluia, alleluia! hearts to heaven and voices raise

1 Alleluia, alleluia!
hearts to heaven and voices raise:
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise;
he who on the cross a victim
for the world’s salvation bled
Jesus Christ, the king of glory,
now is risen from the dead.

2 Alleluia, Christ is risen!
death at last has met defeat:
see the ancient powers of evil
in confusion and retreat;
once he died, and once was buried:
now he lives for evermore,
Jesus Christ, the world’s redeemer,
whom we worship and adore.

3 Christ is risen, we are risen!
set your hearts on things above:
there in all the Father’s glory
lives and reigns our king of love;
hear the word of peace he brings us,
see his wounded hands and side!
now let every wrong be ended,
every sin be crucified.

4 Alleluia, alleluia!
glory be to God on high:
alleluia to the Saviour
who has gained the victory;
alleluia to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity:
alleluia, alleluia
to the Triune Majesty!


[Modernised Version]

Words: C Wordsworth / Jubilate Hymns
Music: LUX EOI (Arthur Sullivan)
Arrangement: John Barnard
Metre: 8 7 8 7 D

Verses 1 and 4 after Christopher Wordsworth (1807 – 1885). Verses 2 and 3 Jubilate Hymns
© Jubilate Hymns Ltd
8 7 8 7 D Trochaic