Sing Alleluya forth ye saints on high

Sing Alleluya forth ye saints on high. George Timms* (1910-1997).  Timms often re-worked earlier hymns. This is clearly written in imitation of ‘Sing Alleluia forth in duteous praise’*, the translation of ‘Alleluia piis edite laudibus’ by John Ellerton*, found in the Appendix (1868) to the First Edition of A&M and in Church Hymns (1871; Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874). This had become very popular when set to ALLELUIA PERENNE by William Henry Monk* for the early editions, or later to a unison tune by Percy Buck*, MARTINS, from his Fourteen Hymn Tunes (1913). It celebrates the joys of heaven in nine splendid 2-line stanzas followed by ‘An endless Alleluia’. Timms may have wanted to avoid...

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