Hallelujah! raise, O raise (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-23)  CPDL #42008:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2007-11-13)  CPDL #15397:          
Contributor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-13).  Score information: A4, 1 page, 21 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: SATB version in English from the Cyber Hymnal™

General Information

Title: Hallelujah! raise, O raise
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Alcester
Lyricist: Josiah Conder

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1854 in The Cleveland Psalter, by Archdeacon Churton

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Original text and translations

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1  Hallelujah! raise, O raise
To our God the song of praise;
All His servants join to sing
God our Saviour and our King.

2  Blessèd be for evermore
That dread Name which we adore;
Round the world His praise be sung
Through all lands, in every tongue.

3  O’er all nations God alone,
Higher than the heav’ns His throne;
Who is like to God most high,
Infinite in majesty!

4  Yet to view the heav’ns He bends;
Yea, to earth He condescends;
Passing by the rich and great,
For the low and desolate.

5  He can raise the poor to stand
With the princes of the land;
Wealth upon the needy shower;
Set him with the high in power.

6  He the broken spirit cheers:
Turns to joy the mourner’s tears;
Such the wonders of His ways;
Praise His Name, forever praise!