1 Songs of praise the angels sang,
Heaven with halleluias rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,
When He spake, and it was done.
2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,
When the Prince of Peace was born;
Songs of praise arose, when He
Captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away;
Songs of praise shall crown that day;
God will make new heavens and earth;
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.
4 And shall man alone be dumb,
Till that glorious kingdom come?
No;--the Church delights to raise
Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise.
5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.
6 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.
|First Line:||Songs of praise the angels sang|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1819)|
|Topic:||Worship: Praise and Thanksgiving; Christmas Day|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: #80, #120, #120 or HENDON by Malan (end of hymnal #470b)|
|Notes:||From index: Har. by J. B. Wilkes|