Loud Hallelujahs (Shout, for the risen Jesus reigns)

Shout, for the risen Jesus reigns;
Through distant lands His triumphs spread;
And sinners, freed from death's domain,
Own Him, their Saviour and their Lord.

He calls His chosen from afar;
Heavens eternal gates swing wide.
Those who were dead in sin before
By sovereign grace are made alive.

Loud hallelujahs to the Lamb,
From all below, and all above!
In joyful songs exalt His name,
In songs as everlasting as His love.

Pray for the task unfinished lies,
The fields are ripe but workers few.
Lord of the harvest, hear our cry;
Obedience, vision, faith renew.

O may His holy church increase,
His Word and Spirit still prevail,
While angels celebrate His praise,
So let us all His glories tell.

Copyright © 2015 Make Way Music.
Adapted from text by Benjamin Beddome (1717-1795).
Verse 3 and melody by Graham Kendrick. www.grahamkendrick.co.uk