Sing, O heavens, O earth, rejoice

Sing, O heavens, O earth, rejoice

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Sing, O heavens! O earth rejoice!
Angel harp and human voice,
Round Him as He rises, raise
Your ascending Saviour’s praise.

2 Refrain
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia.

3 Bruised is the serpent’s head,
Hell is vanquished, Death is dead,
And to Christ gone up on high,
Captive is captivity.

4 All His work and warfare done,
He into His heaven is gone,
And beside His Father’s throne,
Now is pleading for His own.

5 Asking gifts for sinful men,
That He may come down again.
And, the fallen to restore,
In them dwell for evermore.

6 Sing, O Heavens! O earth, rejoice!
Angel harp, and human voice,
Round Him, in His glory, raise
Your ascending Saviour’s praise.

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #98

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

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Author: John S. B. Monsell

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