Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise

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1. Sing we triumphant hymns of praise,
New hymns to Heaven exulting raise:
Christ, by a road before untrod,
Ascendeth to the throne of God.

2. The holy apostolic band
Upon the Mount of Olives stand,
And with the virgin mother see
Jesu’s resplendent majesty.

3. To whom the angels, drawing nigh,
Why stand and gaze upon the sky?
This is the Savior! thus they say,
This is His noble triumph day!

4. Again ye shall behold Him, so
As ye today have seen Him go;
In glorious pomp ascending high,
Up to the portals of the sky.

5. O grant us thitherward to tend,
And with unwearied hearts ascend
Toward Thy kingdom’s throne, where Thou
As is our faith, art seated now.

6. Be Thou our joy and strong defense,
Who art our future recompense:
So shall the light that springs from Thee
Be ours through all eternity.

7. O risen Christ, ascended Lord,
All praise to Thee let earth accord,
Who art, while endless ages run,
With Father and with Spirit One.

Author: The Venerable Bede

Bede was "The Father of English Learning"--the man who, more than an other, is representative of ancient England. --Hymns of the Christian Centuries, p. 31… Go to person page >

Translator: Benjamin Webb

Webb, Benjamin, M.A., was born in London in 1820, and was educated in St. Paul's School; whence he passed to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1838, B.A. 1842, M.A. 1845. Ordained by the Bishop [Monk] of Gloucester and Bristol he was Assistant Curate of Kemeston in Gloucestershire, 1843-44; of Christ Church, St. Pancras, 1847-49; and of Brasted, Kent, 1849-51; at which date he was presented to the P. C. of Sheen in Staffordshire, which he held until 1862, when he became Vicar of St. Andrews, Wells Street, London. In 1881 the Bishop [Jackson] of London collated him to the Prebend of Portpool in St. Paul's Cathedral. Mr. Webb was one of the Founders of the Cambridge Camden, afterwards the Ecclesiological Society; and the Editor of the Ecclesio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing we triumphant hymns of praise, new hymns
Title: Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise
Latin Title: Hymnum canamus gloriae
Author: The Venerable Bede
Translator: Benjamin Webb
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: translation in The Hymnal Noted, 1854
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: BEATA NOBIS GAUDIA, melody from Psalterium Chorale (Constance: 1510)
Copyright: Public Domain

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