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Trinity College, Cambridge, England

Above:  Trinity College, Cambridge, England, Between 1890 and 1900

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsc-08091

William Cooke (1821-1894) was a priest of the Church of England, a graduate of Trinity College, and the Select Preacher to the University of Cambridge.


Alleluia! Song of Gladness:

In His Temple Now Behold Him:


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Presentation Icon

Above:  Icon of the Presentation of Jesus

Scan Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

I found the icon in a thrift store in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Stanzas #1-3 (1851) by Henry John Pye (Circa 1825-1903), an Anglican priest who converted to Roman Catholicism in 1868

Stanza #4 (1853) by William Cooke 1821-1894), a priest of the Church of England


1.  In His Temple now behold Him,

See the long-expected Lord;

Ancient prophets had foretold Him–

God has now fulfilled His word.

Now to praise Him, His redeemed

Shall break forth with one accord.

2.  In the arms of her who bore Him,

Virgin, pure, behold Him lie,

While His aged saints adore Him

Ere in faith and hope they die.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Lo, th’incarnate God most high.

3.  Jesus, by Thy presentation,

Thou who didst for us endure,

Make us see our great salvation,

Seal us with Thy promise sure,

And present us in Thy glory

To Thy Father, cleansed and pure.

4.  Prince and Author of salvation,

Be Thy boundless love our theme!

Jesus, praise to Thee be given

By the world Thou didst redeem,

With the Father and the Spirit,

Lord of majesty supreme!

Alleluia! Song of Gladness   5 comments

Christ Church Macon, January 5, 2014

Above:  Christ Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, January 5, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original Latin Text (Eleventh Century) by Anonymous

English Translation from The Church Hymnal (Church of England, 1855), William Cooke and William Denton, Editors

Hymn Source = Common Service Book (1917), United Lutheran Church in America and its immediate predecessors

The John Mason Neale translation is here.


1.  Alleluia! Song of gladness,

Voice of everlasting joy;

Alleluia! Sound the sweetest

Heard among the choirs on high,

Hymning in God’s blissful mansion

Day and night incessantly.

2.  Alleluia! Church victorious,

Thou may lift the joyful strain;

Alleluia! Songs of triumph

Well befit the ransomed train.

Faint and feeble are our praises

While in exile we remain.

3.  Alleluia! Songs of gladness

Suit not always souls forlorn;

Alleluia! Sounds of sadness

‘Midst our joyful strains are borne;

For in this dark world of sorrow

We with tears our sins must mourn.

4.  Praises with our prayers uniting,

Hear us, blessed Trinity;

Bring us to Thy blissful presence,

There the Paschal Lamb to see,

There to Thee our Alleluia

Singing everlastingly.