Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing
words of the "Alleluia" lyrics, William Chatterton Dix (June 14, 1837-September 9, 1898),
was born in Bristol, England and
achieved fame as a poet and hymn writer of over 40 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Alleluia", Rowland Huw Prichard (January 14, 1811-January 25, 1887),
was born in Bala, North Wales and
became famous as a publisher, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Alleluia
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Chatterton Dix (June 14, 1837
to September 9, 1898)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Rowland Huw Prichard (January 14, 1811 to
January 25, 1887)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne"
First Publication Date:
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! bread of angels,
Thou on earth our food, our 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.
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 Eucharistic feast.