427. Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

1 Ten thousand times ten thousand
In sparkling raiment bright,
The armies of the ransomed saints
Throng up the steeps of light;
'Tis finished, all is finished,
Their fight with death and sin:
Fling open wide the golden gates,
And let the victors in.

2 What rush of alleluias
Fills all the earth and sky!
What ringing of a thousand harps
Bespeaks the triumph nigh!
O day, for which creation
And all its tribes were made;
O joy, for all its former woes
A thousandfold repaid!

3 O then what raptured greetings
On Canaan's happy shore;
What meeting there of parted friends
Where partings are no more!
Then eyes with joy shall sparkle,
That brimmed with tears of late;
Orphans no longer fatherless,
Nor widows desolate.

4 Bring near Thy great salvation,
Thou Lamb for sinners slain;
Fill up the roll of Thine elect,
Then take Thy power, and reign;
Appear, Desire of nations,
Thine exiles long for home;
Show in the heaven Thy promised sign;
Thou Prince and Saviour, come.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Ten thousand times ten thousand
Title: Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand
Author: Henry Alford (1867; alt.)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 7. 6. 8. 6. D.
Scripture: Revelation 5:11-13
Topic: All Saints' Day; Christ: Resurrection; Church, The: Church Triumphant (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ALFORD
Composer: John B. Dykes (1875)
Meter: 7. 6. 8. 6. D.
Key: A♭ Major



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