214b. Let the round world with songs rejoice

1 Let the round world with songs rejoice,
Let heaven return the joyful voice,
All mindful of the Apostles’ fame,
Let heaven and earth their praise proclaim.

2 Ye servants who once bore the light
Of gospel truth o’er heathen night,
Still may your work that light impart,
To glad our eyes and cheer our heart.

3 O God, by whom to them was given
The key that shuts and opens heaven,
Our chains unbind, our loss repair,
And grant us grace to enter there.

4 For at thy will they preached the word
Which cured disease, which health conferred;
O may thy healing power once more
Our souls to grace and health restore.

5 That when as judge thy Son shall come
To bring his ransomed people home,
He may with them pronounce us blest,
And place us in thine endless rest.

6 To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Be honour, praise and majesty,
Now and throughout eternity. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Let the round world with songs rejoice
Latin Title: Exultet caelum laudibus
Author: Richard Mant, 1776-1848 (alt.)
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Festivals and Other Holidays: General; Apostles and Evangelists; Office Hymn
Source: Latin, c. 10th century
Tune Information
Name: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
Harmonizer: M. F.
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Grenoble Church Melody
Copyright: Harm. by permission of Canterbury Press Norwich



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