Lift up, lift up your voices nowAuthor: John Mason Neale (1854; cento)
Tune: WALTHAM (Calkin)
Published in 105 hymnals
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1 Lift up, lift up your voices now;
the whole wide world rejoices now:
the Lord hath triumphed gloriously,
the Lord shall reign victoriously.
2 In vain with stone the cave they barred;
in vain the watch kept ward and guard:
majestic from the spoiled tomb,
in pomp of triumph Christ is come.
3 He binds in chains the ancient foe;
a countless host he frees from woe,
and heav'n's high portal open flies,
for Christ has ris'n, and man shall rise.
4 And all he did, and all he bare,
he gives us as our own to share;
and hope and joy and peace begin,
for Christ has won, and man shall win.
5 O Victor, aid us in the fight,
and lead through death to realms of light:
we safely pass where thou hast trod;
in thee we die to rise to God.
6 Thy flock, from sin and death set free,
glad alleluias raise to thee;
and ever with the heav'nly host
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #282
Lift up, lift up your voices now . [Easter.] This hymn, in the American Episcopal Hymnal 1892, No. 119, is a mosaic made up of fragments of Easter hymns, pieced together without any regard to the continuity of the originals. It is principally from Dr. Neale's “The foe behind," &c, p. 1148, ii.; from his translation of "En dies est dominica," p. 330, ii.; and Mrs. Charles's version of "Aurora lucis," p. 94, i. [Voice of Christian Life in Song, &c, 1858. p. 100 : "The morning kindles all the sky.") This cento is repeated in several American collections. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #2115||Waltham||Lift up, lift up your voices now||WALTHAM||J. M. Neale||22.214.171.124|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3752||Lift Up, Lift Up Your Voices Now||Lift up, lift up your voices now||WALTHAM (Calkin)||John M. Neale||LM|
|The New National Baptist Hymnal #105||Lift Up, Lift Up Your Voices Now||Lift up, lift up your voices now!||WALTHAM||John M. Neale||1994|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #282||Lift Up, Lift Up Your Voices Now||Lift up, lift up your voices now||WALTHAM||John Mason Neale||L.M.||Colossians 2:15||1990||Resurrection of Believers ||