I composed a couple of new stanzas to round out the couple in our hymnal given under Wordsworth’s “Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise.” The stanzas we have already are:
Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts to Heaven and voices raise:
Sing to God a hymn of gladness, sing to God a hymn of praise.
He, who on the cross a Victim, for the world’s salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory, now is risen from the dead.
Now the iron bars are broken, Christ from death to life is born,
Glorious life, and life immortal, on the holy Easter morn.
Christ has triumphed, and we conquer by His mighty enterprise:
We with Him to life eternal by His resurrection rise.
The couple of stanzas I added are as follows:
By His glory, God has raised His Son, the Prince of Life divine.
Let the universe now praise His wonderful and wise design!
Long ago the great I AM in holy love His plan did birth:
Both to bruise and raise the Lamb from the foundation of the earth.
To the throne of God ascended, Christ in triumph reigns above;
Saints’ and seraphs’ voices blended honor His redeeming love:
“Spotless Lamb, once slain, now risen, firstfruits of a greater throng —
Death shall nevermore imprison Thee, the Sov’reign of our song!”