Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise

Text:  unknown 
Music:  Traditional American Melody, Harmony: Brian M. Ames 
Tune:  Let the Holy Anthem Rise  87.87D
OHT Incipit:  

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Let the holy anthem rise,
And the choirs of heaven chant it
In the temple of the skies;
Let the mountains skip with gladness,
And the joyful valleys ring
With Hosannas in the highest
To our Savior and our King.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Like the sun from out the wave,
Christ has risen up in triumph
From the darkness of the grave,
Glorious splendor of the nations,
And the lamp of endless day;
Christ the very Lord of glory
Who is risen up today.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ has burst our prison bars;
And has lifted up the portals
Of our home beyond the stars;
Now is won for us our freedom,
Wounded feet our foes have trod;
Now is purchased back our birthright
To the kingdom of our God.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Blessed Jesus, make us rise
From the life of this corruption
To the life that never dies.
May your glory be our portion,
When the days of time are past.
And the dead shall be awakened
By the trumpet's mighty blast.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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