Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Maybe a little late, but still good

l. Now let the vault of heaven resound
in praise of love that doth abound,

'Christ hath triumphed, hallelujah!
sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear,
repeat their song of glory here,
'Christ hath triumphed, Christ hath triumphed!"
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

2. Eternal is the gift he brings;

wherefore our heart with rapture sings,
'Christ hath triumphed, Jesus liveth!'
now doth he come and give us life;
now doth his presence still all strife
through his triumph; Jesus reigneth!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

3. Oh fill us, Lord, with dauntless love;

set heart and will on things above,
that we conquer through thy triumph;
grant grace sufficient for life's day,
that by our life we ever say,
'Christ hath triumphed, and he liv eth!'
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

4. Adoring praises now we bring,

and with the heavenly blessed sing,
'Christ hath triumphed, hallelujah!'
Be to the Father and our Lord,
to Spirit blest, most holy God,
thine the glory neverending!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

~Words: Paul Strodach (1876-1947)
~Music: Köln, Germany, 1623

P.S. The great bug has struck me down, so my posts this week will probably be scattered ramblings, or a hymn, like today.


  1. The mighty viral squadrons have struck most of our family down as well. so my comments will most likely be (in your words) "scattered ramblings"
    I wonder why no one has invented a keyboard with musical notation. It would make posting hymns so much easier.
    I'm guessing you had to lower the lighting on your camera to take that picture.
    I hope you feel better soon. (Or dramatically overstated).

    Rise up, fight for your freedom,
    Fight to vanquish your tiny foes,
    You did not stop, your freedom
    Drawing the battle to a close.

  2. I hope your family feels better soon too.
    Oh, a musical notation keyboard would be so very helpful. The composers would like it to I'm sure.
    That picture is an older one. I know I was using a smaller camera then.

  3. I wonder what they would call it. Schumann's keyboard, perhaps. But in this day and age they'd more than likely name it after themselves.

    1. Or name it something so not creative, like "musical keyboard".

  4. True, very true! I don't know about you. but if I was given the chance, I would probably name it after a pianist who lived any time before 1900.
    It's probably no surprise to you, that there's actually music writing apps.
    Still; some nice lovely music paper, and a mechanical pencil. Is far better in my opinion.

    1. It'd have to be after 1688, though, in order to be named after a pianist.
      Yes, apps are taking the material things and turning them into screened equivalents, sadly.
      Music paper.... sigh. I had some once. I think I used it all up. Do you write music?

    2. That's true. They originally only had five octaves and hence the name, they were much quieter.
      I like the changes you've made to your peaceful bay! I prefer to think of the internet/Web, As rivers and oceans.
      Yes actually! today I attempted a three part piece that will never see the light of day. I was trying out a music writing app. (Yes I know, an app).
      I discovered the last page in:my scales book, is a blank music sheet. so I'll have to make some copies.
      In the past I've used a ruler and pencil.
      But most times I forget to write it down. I think my favorite key: is A Minor.

      If that's a motion for easter hymns to be posted year round. I second that motion!

    3. Which app was it?
      My favorite key is either D Major or F Major. But I have been playing a lot of G Major lately.

    4. It's called: "Ensemble Composer". Not very imaginative with names are they! (:
      It can be found on Amazon or Google.
      (Depending on which one your computer prefers)
      There's a free version. So that's nice.
      I would much prefer to buy a book, than an app.

  5. It's not late. You can do Easter hymns from now till Pentecost if you like, and especially during Easter Week.



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