1 Alleluia, alleluia!
Hearts to heaven and voices raise:
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise;
he who on the cross a victim
for the world's salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
now is risen from the dead.
2 Alleluia, Christ is risen!
Death at last has met defeat:
see the ancient powers of evil
in confusion and retreat:
once he died, and once was buried:
now he lives forevermore,
Jesus Christ the world's Redeemer,
whom we worship and adore.
3 Christ is risen, we are risen!
Set your hearts on things above:
there in all the Father's glory
lives and reigns our King of love;
hear the word of peace he brings us,
see his wounded hands and side;
now let every wrong be ended,
every sin be crucified.
4 Alleluia, alleluia!
Glory be to God on high!
Alleluia to the Savior
who has gained the victory!
Alleluia to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity!
to the Triune Majesty!
|First Line:||Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise|
|Title:||Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven|
|Author:||Christopher Wordsworth (1862)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 15:3; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Psalm 100:2; Matthew 28:6; Colossians 3:1-2|
|Source:||Hymns for Today's Church, 1982, rev.|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|
|Name:||ODE TO JOY|
|Composer:||Ludwig von Beethoven (1824)|
|Adapter:||Edward Hodges (1864)|