4699. O Brothers, Lift Your Voices

1. O brothers, lift your voices, triumphant songs to raise;
Till Heav’n on high rejoices, and earth is filled with praise;
Ten thousand hearts are bounding, with holy hopes and free;
The Gospel trump is sounding, the trump of jubilee.

2. O Christian brothers, glorious shall be the conflict’s close;
The cross hath been victorious, and shall be o’er its foes;
Faith is our battle token; our Leader all controls;
Our trophies, fetters broken; our captives, ransomed souls.

3. Not unto us, Lord Jesus: to Thee all praise be due,
Whose blood-bought mercy frees us, has freed our brethren, too.
Not unto us: in glory the angels catch the strain,
And cast their crowns before Thee exultingly again.

4. Great God of our salvation, Thy presence we adore;
Praise, glory, adoration be Thine forevermore;
Still on in conflict pressing on Thee Thy people call,
Thee King of kings confessing, Thee crowning Lord of all.

Text Information
First Line: O brothers, lift your voices, triumphant songs to raise
Title: O Brothers, Lift Your Voices
Author: Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. (1848)
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: TOURS, Berthold Tours, 1872
Tune Information
Composer: D. Evans (1865)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 51122 32114 43325
Key: g minor
Source: Welsh melody, from Hymnau a Thonau, by D. Evans, 1865
Copyright: Public Domain

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