Hearts to heav’n 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 bled,
Jesus Christ the King of glory,
Now is risen from the dead.
Christ is risen, Christ the first fruits
Of the holy harvest-field,
Which will all its full abundance,
At His glorious advent, yield;
Then the golden ears of harvest
Will before His presence wave,
Rising in His sunshine joyous,
From the furrows of the grave.
Glory be to God above!
Hallelujah to the Saviour,
Fount of life and source of love;
Hallelujah to the Spirit;
Let our high ascription be,
Hallelujah, now and ever,
To the blessed Trinity.
Bishop wordsworth, alt./James McGranahan