Scripture Verse

He liveth by the power of God. 2 Corinthians 13:4


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Words: Paul Z. Stro­dach (1876–1947).

Music: Lasst uns er­freu­en Auss­er­le­se­ne ca­thol­ische geist­liche Kirch­en­ge­säng (Co­logne, Ger­ma­ny: Pe­ter von Bra­chel, 1623). Har­mo­ny by Ralph Vaugh­an Will­iams in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 519 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Stro­dach (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Now let the vault of Heav’n resound
In praise of love that doth abound,
Christ hath triumphed, alleluia!
Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear,
Repeat their song of glory here,
Christ hath triumphed, Christ hath triumphed!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Eternal is the gift He brings,
Wherefore our heart with rapture sings,
Christ hath triumphed, Jesus liveth!
Now doth He come and give us life,
Now doth His presence still all strife
Through His triumph; Jesus reigneth!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

O fill us, Lord, with dauntless love;
Set heart and will on things above
That we conquer through Thy triumph,
Grant grace sufficient for life’s day
That by our life we ever say,
Christ hath triumphed, and He liveth!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Adoring praises now we bring
And with the heavenly blessèd sing,
Christ hath triumphed, Alleluia!
Be to the Father, and our Lord,
To Spirit blest, most holy God,
Thine the glory, never ending!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.