115. Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain

1 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
Of triumphant gladness;
God hath brought forth Israel
Into joy from sadness;
Loosed from Pharaoh’s bitter yoke
Jacob’s sons and daughters;
Led them, with unmoistened foot,
Through the Red Sea waters.

2 ’Tis the spring of souls today;
Christ has burst His prison,
And from three days’ sleep in death
As a sun hath risen.
Now rejoice, Jerusalem,
And with true affection
Welcome in unwearied strains
Jesus’ resurrection.

Text Information
First Line: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
Title: Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Original Language: Greek
Author: St. John of Damascus
Translator: John Mason Neale (1859; alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: Kingship
Tune Information
Name: ST. KEVIN
Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900; alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: G Major



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