To the triune Majesty. Based on Acts 1:3-11, Revelation 5:6-14 William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898), altered

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Alleluia! Sing to Jesus,
his the sceptre, his the throne;
Alleluia! His the triumph,
his the victory alone.
Hear the songs of holy 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
whom the angels now adore,
shall our hearts forget his promise,
‘I am with you evermore’?

Alleluia! Bread of Heaven,
here on Earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! Here the sinful
come to you 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! Alleluia!
Glory be to God on high;
To the Father and the Saviour,
who has gained the victory;
glory to the Holy Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity.
Alleluia! Alleluia!