#257 Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard

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1. Rejoice! A glorious sound is heard
of the right
In triumph of the right,
As Zion’s youth, in league with truth,
Go forth in wondrous might.
We raise our voice in loyal shout,
A great exultant cry:
Jehovah reigns! Lord God of Hosts,
All hail thee, King most high.

2. And down the ages, on and on,
Increasing ev’ry hour,
In loyalty and faith we go,
In honor, grace, and pow’r.
The Light of Light, God’s torch of truth,
As beacon points the way
To endless glory, kingdoms great,
In realms of perfect day.

3. Arise and sing, ye sons of men;
All praise and honor give.
Arise and sing to his great name,
Who died that we might live.
On Zion’s hill, in strength and might,
Send forth a joyous strain;
In triumph over sin and strife,
With him in glory reign.

Text: W. O. Robinson, 1876-1979. (c) 1948 IRI
Music: Frank W. Asper, 1892-1973. (c) 1948 IRI

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: W. O. Robinson

Music By: Frank W. Asper

Frank Wilson Asper (1892–1973) was a Latter-day Saint composer and also Mormon Tabernacle organist beginning in 1925.

Asper came from a musically inclined family. He studied under Ebenezer Beesley as a youth and then studied at Stern Conservatory in Berlin and the New England ConservatoryBoston University, the University of Utah and Chicago Musical College. Besides being Mormon Tabernacle organist,[1] Asper was the organist of the First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

Asper was a fellow of the American Guild of Organists.[3]

Asper penned words and music for several LDS hymns. Seven of these are found in the 1985 hymnal Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • 132 – God Is in His Holy Temple – music[4]
  • 176 – ‘Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love – music[5]
  • 189 – O Thou, Before the World Began – music[6]
  • 222 – Hear Thou Our Hymn, O Lord – words and music[7]
  • 245 – This House We Dedicate to Thee – music[8]
  • 257 – Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard – music[9]
  • 323 – Rise Up, O Men of God (Men’s Choir) – music[10]