245. You choirs of new Jerusalem

1 You choirs of new Jerusalem:
your sweetest notes employ
the Easter victory to praise
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;
the 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
Title: You choirs of new Jerusalem
Author: Fulbert of Chartres 9??-1028
Translator: Robert Campbell, 1814-1868
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church Year: Easter; Hymns with Doxologies; Music / Singing / Song
Source: Latin
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett, 1805-1876
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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