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Alleluia! sing to Jesus

Alleluia! sing to Jesus. William Chatterton Dix* (1837-1898). Written in 1866 and first published in the author’s Altar Songs, Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867), with the title ‘Redemption by the Precious Blood’. It was included in the Appendix (1868) to the First Edition of A&M, with the tune ALLELUIA, specifically written for it by Samuel Sebastian Wesley*. It has also been closely associated with HYFRYDOL since being set to that tune in EH (1906); several other tunes are also used. Since its original publication the hymn has appeared in over forty hymnals. The first verse was originally repeated at the end. Some hymnals omit verse 4 on the ground that it expresses an unacceptable...

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