Alleluia, song of gladness (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, to the alternative tune Dulce carmen.
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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 155 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words, to the alternative tune Dulce carmen.

General Information

Title: Alleluia, song of gladness
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: Dulce carmen
Lyricist:

Translation by John Mason Neale

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published: 1782
Description: Words: Latin, 11th century. Melody from An Essay on the Church Plain Chant, 1782, adapted in the Collection of Motetts or Antiphons, c. 1840, harmonised by William Henry Monk. Descants are available here by Alan Gray, Geoffrey Shaw and Andrew Sims.

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Original text and translations

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Alleluia, song of gladness,
voice of joy that cannot die;
alleluia is the anthem
ever raised by 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 though we cherish
and would chant for evermore
alleluia in our singing,
let us for a while give o’er,
as our Savior in his fasting
pleasures of the world forbore.

Therefore in our hymns we pray thee,
grant us, blessèd Trinity,
at the last to keep thine Easter
with thy faithful saints on high;
there to thee for ever singing
alleluia joyfully.