Lift up your hearts unto the LordAuthor: Linda Stassen (1974)
Tune: SING ALLELUIA (Stassen)
Published in 15 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
|First Line:||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord|
|Title:||Lift Up Your Hearts unto the Lord|
|Author:||Linda Stassen (1974)|
|Source:||Early Christian liturgy (st. 1-4 from)|
|Copyright:||Text, st. 5, and music © 1974, Linda Stassen. Renewed 2002 Linda L. Benjamin, New Song Creations.|
Immensely popular, this praise chorus has been included in hundreds of songbooks, both in North America and in other continents. Linda L. Stassen-Benjamin (b. Laporte, IN, 1951) originally composed what is now stanza 5 rather instantaneously (while she was in the shower!) in June 1974. The song was published and recorded by Maranatha! Music, a ministry of Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, California, of which Stassen-Benjamin is a member. Stassen-Benjamin was educated at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, and EI Camino College, Torrence, California. During the 1970s she sang and recorded for various ensembles, including David and New Song. Since 1981 she has been secretary, songwriter, and vocalist with New Song Ministries in Costa Mesa.
Following both oral tradition and the format in various published hymnals (including Hymns for Today's Church,1982), the Psalter Hymnal precedes Stassen-Benjamin's stanza with four other stanzas derived from early Christian liturgies and the "Easter Canticle," which quotes from 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 and 15:20-22. So the text contains biblical and liturgical phrasing familiar to all English-speaking Christians. Together these textual ingredients make a powerful praise chorus. Following the tradition of many praise choruses, other stanzas can be added, for example:
Jesus is risen from the dead!
Christ is the Lord of heav'n and earth.
Praise be to God forevermore!
Before or during the Lord’s Supper; especially useful during Easter season; the “feast” in stanza 4 is clearly the Lord’s Supper, but it could also refer to other festivals of the church year.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (15)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #214||Sing hallelujah to the Lord||Sing Hallelujah to the Lord||Linda Stassen-Benjamin||Linda Stassen-Benjamin||Irregular||Revelation 19:1||STASSEN||c minor||1991|
|Baptist Hymnal 2008 #35||Sing hallelujah to the Lord||Sing Hallelujah (to the Lord)||Linda Stassen-Benjamin||Linda Stassen-Benjamin||Irregular||Psalm 147:1||SING HALLELUJAH||b minor or modal||English||2008|
|Celebration Hymnal #198||Sing hallelujah to the Lord||Sing Hallelujah (to the Lord)||Linda Stassen-Benjamin||Linda Stassen-Benjamin||Irregular||Revelation 19:4||SING HALLELUJAH||D Major||English||1997|
|Chalice Hymnal #32||Sing hallelujah to the Lord||Sing Hallelujah||Linda Strassen-Benjamin||Linda Stassen-Benjamin||Irregular||SING HALLELUJAH||D Major||1995|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #844||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||Lift Up Your Hearts unto the Lord||Linda Stassen||Linda Stassen; Dale Grotenhuis||Psalm 84:2; Psalm 84:12; Psalm 147:1; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 19:1; Revelation 19:4||SING ALLELUIA||c minor or modal||2013|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #309||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||Lift Up Your Hearts unto the Lord||Linda Stassen||Dale Grotenhuis; Linda Stassen||Irregular||SING ALLELUIA||c minor||English||1987|
|Renew! #202||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||Sing Alleluia to the Lord||Linda Stassen||Dale Grotenhuis; Linda Strassen||Irregular||SING ALLELUIA||c minor||English||1995|
|Sing Joyfully #69||Sing hallelujah to the Lord||Sing Hallelujah||Linda Stassen||Linda Stassen||[Sing hallelujah to the Lord]||b minor||English||1989|
|Sing the Faith #2258||Sing alleluia to the Lord!||Sing Alleluia to the Lord||Linda Stassen||Linda Stassen||Irregular||SING ALLELUIA||c minor||English||2003|
|Sing With Me #184||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||Lift Up Your Hearts/ Sing Alleluia||Linda Stassen||Linda Stassen; Dale Grotenhuis||Irregular||SING HALLELUJAH||c minor||English||2006|
|Songs for Life #63||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||Lift Up Your Hearts||Linda Stassen||Dale Grotenhuis; Linda Stassen||1 Corinthians 5:7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22||SING ALLELUIA||c minor||English||1995|
|The Faith We Sing #2258||Sing alleluia to the Lord!||Sing Alleluia to the Lord||Linda Stassen||Linda Stassen||Irregular||SING ALLELUIA||c minor||English||2001|
|The Worshiping Church #771||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||Sing Alleluia to the Lord||Linda Stassen||Linda Stassen; Dale Grotenhuis||Irregular||Psalm 84:2||SING ALLELUIA||c minor||English||1990|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #732||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||184.108.40.206||1999|
|Worship and Rejoice #120||Lift up your hearts unto the Lord||Sing Alleluia to the Lord||Linda Stassen, 1951-||Linda Stassen, 1951-; Dale Grotenhuis, 1931-||Psalm 84:12||[Lift up your hearts unto the Lord]||c minor or modal||2001|