Scripture Verse

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


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.