Alleluia! sing to Jesus!
His the scepter, His the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion
Thunder like a mighty flood.
Jesus out of every nation
Has redeemed us by His blood.
Alleluia! not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us,
Faith believes, nor questions how;
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were o'er
Shall our hearts forget His promise,"
I am with you evermore"?
Alleluia! bread of angels,
Thou on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! here the sinful
Flee to Thee from day to day:
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
Earth's Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.
Alleluia! King eternal,
Thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary,
Earth Thy footstool, Heav'n Thy throne:
Thou within the veil hast entered,
Robed in flesh our great high priest;
Thou on earth both priest and victim
In the Eucharistic feast.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Alleluia", Rowland Huw Prichard (January 14, 1811-January 25, 1887), was born in Bala, North Wales and became famous as a publisher, musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Alleluia
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Chatterton Dix (June 14, 1837 to September 9, 1898)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Rowland Huw Prichard (January 14, 1811 to January 25, 1887)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne"
First Publication Date: 1867