Lift your glad voices in triumph on high

Lift your glad voices in triumph on high. Henry Ware, Jr.* (1794-1843).  This joyful hymn for Easter was first published in the Christian Disciple (1817), a liberal periodical, of which Ware was at one time editor. Its name was changed to the Christian Examiner and (in the words of Ware’s brother) it became ‘the principal, if not the accredited, organ of Unitarianism in the United States’ (Memoir, 1846, p. 440). In the unusual metre of, it nevertheless became Ware’s best-known hymn. It was chosen almost immediately by Henry Devereux Sewall (1786-1845) for A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (New York, 1820), where it was attributed...

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