Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of hearing Lashey and Joyner. I downloaded this CD from iTunes. I love many of the songs, but a new one (to me) was this song. I recognized the tune but not the words. But, I was blown away by the words! I felt like the tune enhanced the words. There also is a great remake of And Can It Be (my favorite hymn) on the CD.
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
by William C. Dix, 1837-98

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;
His the scepter, His the throne;
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
Thunder like a mighty flood:
"Jesus out of every nation
Has redeemed us by His blood."

Alleluia! Not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us:
Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were over,
Shall our hearts forget His promise:
"I am with you ever-more"?

Alleluia! Bread of heaven,
Here on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! Here the sinful
Flee to You from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, hear our plea
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.