Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks (to the Risen Lord) / Alleluia No 1

This hymn was written by American musician (flautist) and music-editor Donald E. Fishel (b 1950). It is especially popular at Easter.

It was composed in 1971 for the Roman Catholic charismatic "Word of God Community" in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, which Fishel was the music leader for (ref). It quickly grew in popularity and was published hymnals used by Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches throughout the English-speaking world.   It is regarded as a praise and worship song in some churches, while others see it as a regular hymn.

With meter 8.8 with refrain, the lyrics are set to the tune CHURCH STREET also by Fishel.  This tune is often called ALLELUIA NO.1 - and this name is often used for the entire hymn.

The tune has a 3/4 time signature, and was originally published in the key of Emaj.   Many current publications are in the key of F, and have CC F F GAFF as the first few notes.

It is still included in many in-print hymnals eg Catholic Hymns Old and New, 2008.  Also, sheet music is available for purchase-and-download from OCP (link below).





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Examples

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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. The lyrics and guitar chords (in the key of C) are available from this website.

The song starts with a two-line chorus, which is repeated after each of the two line verses.  A rough outline is:
Chorus
Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord
Alleluia, alleluia! Give praise to His name.

1   Jesus is Lord of all the earth ....

2   Spread the good news ...

3  We have been crucified ...

4  God has proclaimed ...

5  Come let us praise the living God ...

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Chorus:
Alleluia, Alleluia.
Give thanks to the risen Lord.
Alleluia, Alleluia.
Give praise to His name.

1 Jesus is Lord of all the earth
He is the King of creation.

2 Spread the good news o'er all the earth.
Jesus has died and has risen.

3 We have been crucified with Christ.
Now we shall live forever.

4 God has proclaimed the just reward,
Life for all men, Alleluia.

5 Come let us praise the living God,
Joyfully sing to our Saviour.

1 comment:

  1. I WROTE A RELIGIOUS HYMN AND I WANT TO PUBLISH IT WHAT IS YOUR ADDRESS.
    THANKS, Luigi my e-mail lvisocchi@ cogeco.ca

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