13. Songs of praise the angels sang

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.

Text Information
First Line: Songs of praise the angels sang
Author: James Montgomery (1819)
Meter: 7s.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Praise and Thanksgiving; Christmas Day
Notes: Alternate tune: #80, #120, #120 or HENDON by Malan (end of hymnal #470b)
Tune Information
Meter: 7s.
Key: C Major
Notes: From index: Har. by J. B. Wilkes

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