171. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

1 A hymn of glory let us sing!
New songs throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ, by a road before untrod,
Ascends unto the throne of God.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 The holy apostolic band
Upon the Mount of Olives stand,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
And with his followers they see
Their Lord ascend in majesty.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 To them the shining angels cry,
"Why stand and gaze upon the sky?"
Alleluia! Alleluia!
"This is the Savior," thus they say.
"This is his glorious triumph day."
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 "You see him now, ascending high
Up to the portals of the sky."
Alleluia! Alleluia!
"Hereafter Jesus you shall see
Returning in great majesty."
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 Be now our joy on earth, O Lord,
And be our future great reward.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Then, throned with you forever, we
Shall praise your name eternally.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 O risen Christ, ascended Lord,
All praise to you let earth accord.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
You are, while endless ages run,
With Father and with Spirit one.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!"

Text Information
First Line: A hymn of glory let us sing!
Title: A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing
Original Language: Latin
Author: The Venerable Bede, 673-735 (abr.)
Meter: 888 888 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Ascension
Source: Translation composite
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Meter: 888 888 with Alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Ausserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng Köln, 1623, alt.; Desc. composite
Copyright: Reprinted from the English Hymnal by permission of Oxford University Press.



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