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Alleluia, song of gladness

Lyrics to Alleluia, song of gladness

Song lyrics to ‘Alleluia, song of gladness’ – Un­known au­thor, 11th Cen­tu­ry (Al­le­lu­ia, dul­ce car­men); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale, 1851

Alleluia, song of gladness,

Voice of joy that cannot die;
Alleluia is the anthem
Ever dear to choirs on high;
In the house of God abiding
Thus they sing eternally.

Alleluia thou resoundest,
True Jerusalem and free;
Alleluia, joyful mother,
All thy children sing with thee;
But by Babylon’s sad waters
Mourning exiles now are we.

Alleluia we deserve not
Here to chant forevermore;
Alleluia our transgressions
Make us for a while give o’er;
For the holy time is coming
Bidding us our sins deplore.

Therefore in our hymns we pray Thee,
Grant us, blessèd Trinity,
At the last to keep Thine Easter
In our home beyond the sky;
There to Thee forever singing
Alleluia joyfully.




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