168. You choirs of new Jerusalem

1 You choirs of new Jerusalem,
your sweetest notes employ
the paschal victory to hymn
in songs of holy joy!

2 For Judah's Lion burst his chains,
and crushed the serpent's head;
he cries aloud through death's domains
to wake the imprisoned dead.

3 Devouring depths of hell their prey
at his command restore;
his ransomed hosts pursue their way
where Jesus goes before.

4 Triumphant in his glory now —
to him all power is given;
to him in one communion bow
all saints in earth and heaven.

5 All glory to the Father be,
the Spirit and the Son:
all glory to the One-in-Three
while endless ages run.

Text Information
First Line: You choirs of new Jerusalem
Author: Fulbert of Chartres (c.975-1028)
Adapter: R. Campbell (1814-1868)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Saviour: Risen and Victorious; Doxologies; Easter: The Resurrection of Christ (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: H. J. Gauntlett (1805-1876)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Key: D Major

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