A HYMN FOR TODAY
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 o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise:
“I am with you evermore”?
Alleluia! King eternal,
Thee the Lord of lords we own.
Alleluia! Born of Mary,
Earth Thy footstool, heav’n Thy throne.
Thou within the veil hast entered,
Robed in flesh our great High Priest;
Thou on earth both priest and victim
In the sacrificial feast.
Alleluia! Bread of heaven,
Thou on earth our food and stay.
Alleluia! Here the sinful
Flee to Thee from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.
126.96.36.199.D – William C. Dix, 1867
Tune: HYFRYDOL – Rowland H. Prichard, 1831
#99 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012