Hallelujah! sing to Jesus

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Hallelujah! sing to Jesus,
  His the scepter, His the throne;
Hallelujah! His the triumph,
  His the victory alone.
Hark, the songs of His redeemed ones
  Thunder like a mighty flood:
Jesus out of every nation
  Hath redeemed us by His blood.
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Hallelujah! not as orphans
  Are we left in sorrow now;
Hallelujah! He is near us,
  Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the clouds from sight received Him
  When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise,
  “I am with you evermore“?
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Hallelujah! Bread of heaven,
  Thou on earth our food, our stay;
Hallelujah! here the hungry
  Come to Thee from day to day.
Advocate and Intercessor,
  My Redeemer pleads for me,
On the throne of the Almighty
  Now and to eternity.
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Hallelujah! sing to Jesus,
  His the scepter, His the throne;
Hallelujah! His the triumph,
  His the victory alone.
Hark, the songs of His redeemed ones
  Thunder like a mighty flood:
Jesus out of every nation,
  Hath redeemed us by His blood.
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Tope Oni

Lagos, Nigeria

Though I'm a Foursquarean and not a Catholic, I don't have any problem with the 4th stanza, as rendered by Mr Myth Burster. That's the way we used to sing it in Secondary School in the '70s. There is nothing absurd or Catholic with his Stanza 4. No one denies that Jesus was born of Virgin Mary. Its an undeniable Scriptural truth. What is contestible and spiritually grotesque is the creation of the image of Mary, and its worship, as an idol, which God detests and strictly forbids. Nowhere in the Bible are we required or permitted to do this.

Let's continue to rejoice in Christ Jesus, as enunciated by this awesome Hymn, and not be distracted by controversy. Judge nothing before the Time. The Great Judge will soon be here. To God be all the Glory.


Myth Buster

Norfolk, VA, United States

The fourth verse is not a repetition of the first. Of course, I understand why Protestants would not want to sing the fourth verse, because it is explicitly and thoroughly Catholic:

Allelujah! King Eternal, Thee the Lord of Lords we own.

Allelujah! Born of Mary, Earth Thy footstool, Heaven Thy Throne.

Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in Flesh, our great High Priest,

Thou on Earth both Priest and Victim in the Eucharistic Feast.


Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

Hallelujah means God be praised.

But this hymn mentions nothing f the gospel.

The gospel is that if we repent of our sins, then believe that the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, having took our sins away on the cross and so taking away our guilt and punishment, then we shall be saved, born again and go to Heaven. (Mark 1, Luke 24, Matthew 27, Romans 10 verse 9, John 3 verses 3 and 16).

Only then can we sing this hymn in Spirit and in truth (John 4).


Amaka Umeh

Silver Spring, MD, United States

"Faith believes nor questions how"

I don't know how, and I don't know when but one thing I can take to the bank, if He said it, He will do it. For what He says He does and what He will do, He says. Blessed be His name in Jesus matchless name, Amen & Amen!!


Jessica Nakawombe

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Great Hymn. Shall our hearts forget "I am with you evermore." Intercessor, Advocate


Nivy

Lagos, Nigeria

This is a wonderful hymn and I'm blessed to be an Anglician.


Steve Miller

Detroit, Mi, United States

This hymn was originally entitled "Redemption through the Precious Blood." It was inspired by Revelation 5:9: "And they sang a new song with these words: 'You are worthy... For you were slaughtered and your blood has ransomed people for God."

William Dix was an Anglican layman born in Bristol, England. He settled in Glasgow, Scotland, where he became a successful maritime insurance salesman. As a young man of 29, Dix was stricken by a serious illness and was confined to bed for some time. He suffered deep depression during this time, but through it all he met God in a very personal way. His spiritual experience led to the composition of this hymn and many others, [including "What child is this" to the tune of Greensleeves].

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Stanza 1, line 5: "His redeemed ones" originally says "peaceful Zion".

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Stanza 3, line 1: "Bread of Heaven" was originally "bread of angels". This improvement is made in many hymnals.

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The 2nd 1/2 of stanza 3 is originally:

Intercessor, Friend of sinners,

Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,

Where the songs of all the sinless

sweep across the crystal sea.


Bartholomew

Brno, Czech Republic

O! what a glorious privilege to live in heaven here on earth with one touch of HIS scepter. I am transformed, renewed, revived. All glory, honor and praise to HIM alone. Amen.

Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power;

Hallelujah! sing to Jesus, His the scepter, His the throne;


Amaka Umeh

Silverspring, Maryland, United States

Why am I always afraid of what may be or what the enemy of the brethren can do when the King of glory is with me, and said ' am with you evermore'?


Jerrylouj

Yakima, WA, United States

HALLELUJAH, ADVOCATE AND INTERCESSOR! O how we daily need an Advocate and Intercessor, because the accuser accuses us before our God day and night. What a merciful and faithful High Priest we have! Abba Father we adore You!