The seven great hymns of the mediaeval church/The Alleluiatic Sequence/Neale
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THE ALLELUIATIC SEQUENCE.
|THE strain upraise of joy and praise,||Alleluia.|
|2.||To the glory of their King
Shall the ransom'd people sing
|3.||And the Choirs that dwell on high
Shall re-echo through the sky
|4.||They through the fields of Paradise that roam,
The blessed ones, repeat through that bright home
|5.||The planets glitt'ring on their heavenly way,
The mining constellations, join, and say
|6.||Ye clouds that onward sweep!
Ye winds on pinions light!
Ye thunders, echoing loud and deep!
Ye lightnings, wildly bright!
In sweet consent unite your
|7.||Ye floods and ocean billows!
Ye storms and winter snow!
Ye days of cloudless beauty!
Hoar frost and summer glow!
Ye groves that wave in spring,
And glorious forests, sing
|8.||First let the birds, with painted plumage gay,
Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say
|9.||Then let the beasts of earth, with varying strain,
Join in Creation's Hymn, and cry again
|10.||Here let the mountains thunder forth, sonorous,||Alleluia.|
|11.||There, let the valleys sing in gentler chorus,||Alleluia.|
|12.||Thou jubilant abyss of ocean, cry||Alleluia.|
|13.||Ye traces of earth and continents, reply||Alleluia.|
|14.||To God, who all Creation made,|
|15.||The frequent hymn be duly paid:||Alleluia.|
|16.||This is the strain, the eternal strain,
the Lord of all things loves :
|17.||This is the song, the heav'nly song,
that Christ Himself approves :
|18.||Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice awaking,||Alleluia.|
|19.||And children's voices echo, answer making,||Alleluia.|
|20.||Now from all men be out-pour'd|
Alleluia to the Lord;
With Alleluia evermore
The Son and Spirit we adore.
|21.||Praise be done to the Three in One.|
|Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!|