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Richard Shephard Alleluia, Song of Gladness

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB and Organ. An arrangement of the chant tune: Urbs Beata. Moderately easy and very effective. The perfect communion anthem for the last Sunday before Lent.

Alleluia, song of gladness,
Voice of joy that cannot die;
Alleluia is the anthem
Ever dear to choirs on high;
In the house of God abiding
Thus they sing eternally.

Alleluia thou resoundest,
True Jerusalem and free;
Alleluia, joyful mother,
All thy children sing with thee;
But by Babylon’s sad waters
Mourning exiles now are we.

Alleluia we deserve not,
Here to chant forevermore;
Alleluia our transgressions,
Make us for a while give o’er;
For the holy time is coming,
Bidding us our sins deplore.

Therefore in our hymns we pray Thee,
Grant us, blessèd Trinity,
At the last to keep Thine Easter
In our home beyond the sky;
There to Thee forever singing
Alleluia joyfully.

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Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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