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Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven

Christopher Wordsworth

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Note: Wordsworth's original text began "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hearts and voices heavenward raise". However, in hymnals "Alleluia" is almost universally printed in place of "Hallelujah", and except in the Episcopal Church's hymnals, the "Hearts to heaven" emendation given here is pretty much the rule.

1 Alleluia, alleluia!
  Hearts to heav'n and voices raise:
  sing to God a hymn of gladness,
  sing to God a hymn of praise.
  He, who on the cross a victim
  for the world's salvation bled,
  Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
  now is risen from the dead.

2 Now the iron bars are broken,
  Christ from death to life is born,
  glorious life, and life immortal,
  on the holy Easter morn.
  Christ has triumphed, and we conquer
  by His mighty enterprise;
  we with Him to life eternal
  by His resurrection rise.

3 Christ is risen, Christ, the first-fruits
  of the holy harvest field,
  which will all its full abundance
  at His second coming yield.
  Then the golden ears of harvest
  will their heads before Him wave,
  ripened by His glorious sunshine
  from the furrows of the grave.

4 Christ is risen, we are risen!
  Shed upon us heav'nly grace,
  rain, and dew and gleams of glory
  from the brightness of Thy face,
  that we, with our hearts in heaven,
  here on earth may fruitful be,
  and by angel hands be gathered,
  and be ever, Lord, with Thee.

5 Alleluia, alleluia!
  Glory be to God on high!
  Alleluia! to the Savior
  who has gained the victory!
  Alleluia! to the Spirit,
  fount of love and sanctity!
  Alleluia, alleluia
  to the Triune Majesty.