Sing your carols today

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1 Sing your carols today,
And your gladsomest lay,
To the PARACLETE pay--
Now to mortals given;
Now sent down from heaven,
Sing, of joy, joy, joy;
And today, raise the lay,
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS, DOMINUM.

2 Death and hell overcome,
Easter morn, from the tomb
Jesus chased all the gloom,--
Ope'd the prison portals--
Freedom brought to mortals.
Sing, of life, life, life.
And the strain, raise again,
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS, DOMINUM.

3 Forty days more with men
Did the Lord live again,
Blessed rites to ordain,
And His Kingdom founded
By the round world bounded.
Sing of joy, joy, joy,
Till it rise to the skies,
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS, DOMINUM.

4 Risen, never to die,
Having gone up on high
To His Throne in the sky,
He sent His spirit Holy,
To bless His people solely.
Sing of joy, joy, joy,
Praise His Name with acclaim,
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS, DOMINUM.

5 With bright tongues as of flame,
Then the Comforter came,
In the Blessed One's Name
Dissipating sadness, -
Bringing joy and gladness, -
Sing of joy, life, and peace:
Him adore, ever more.
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS, DOMINUM.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #383

Author: J. C. Middleton

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First Line: Sing your carols today
Author: J. C. Middleton
Refrain First Line: Te Deum laudamus, Dominum

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