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Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise

Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise. Christopher Wordsworth* (1807-1885). The opening also appears as ‘Hallelujah! Hallelujah!’ and ‘Alleluya! Alleluya!’. It was first published in The Holy Year (1862) as the first of two hymns for Easter Day. Several different tunes are used, HYMN TO JOY being particularly popular in the United States. The hymn proclaims the Resurrection, looks forward to the harvest of the Second Coming, asks God’s blessing on the worshippers, and concludes with a doxology: Alleluia! Alleluia!  Hearts to heaven 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...

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