239. Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!

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Text Information
First Line: Good Christians all, rejoice and sing!
Title: Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!
Author: Cyril A. Alington (1931, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Scripture: Matthew 28:1-7; John 10:17; Acts 4:33; Acts 13:32-33
Topic: Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter; Christian Year: Reign of Christ (2 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1958, ren. 1986 Hymns Ancient & Modern (admin. Hope Publishing Company)
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1609)
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Key: C Major
Source: harm. Pilgrim Hymnal, 1958

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This 20th-century Easter text is both a song of encouragement (stanzas 1–3 directed to the congregation) and a song of praise (stanza 4 addressed to the risen Christ), all ending with joyous alleluias. It was written specifically for the dancelike 17th-century tune found here.

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