About six months ago we were talking about Hail Holy Queen. Let’s face it, we’d been watching Sister Act.  We wanted to sing it with Metanoia but needed to make it work liturgically. We’ve reworked it to be about Jesus for Christ The King.  We did it last night at Rock Mass and it worked really well.

We also punked it.  But you don’t have to.  Apologies for the formatting on my blog.  The theme doesn’t have a way of formatting that is good for lyrics.

Hail Holy King – Metanoia

1. Hail, holy King enthroned above, Hallelujah!
Hail! King of mercy and of love! Hallelujah!

Triumph, all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us ye Seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!

2. Our life, our sweetness here below, Hallelujah!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, Hallelujah!

3. To thee we cry, poor sons of Eve, Hallelujah!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, Hallelujah!

4. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, Hallelujah!
Towards us thine eyes compassionate, Hallelujah!

5. The cause of joy to us below, Hallelujah!
The spring through which all graces flow, Hallelujah!

Angels, all your praises bring,
Earth and heaven, with us sing,
All creation echoing,
Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!