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280. How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine

1 How bright these glorious spirits shine!
Whence all their white array?
How came they to the blissful seats
of everlasting day?

2 Lo, these are they from sufferings great
who came to realms of light,
and in the blood of Christ have washed
those robes which shine so bright.

3 Now, with triumphal palms, they stand
before the throne on high,
and serve the God they love, amidst
the glories of the sky.

4 His presence fills each heart with joy,
tunes every mouth to sing:
by day, by night, the sacred courts
with glad hosannas ring.

5 Hunger and thirst are felt no more,
nor sun with scorching ray:
God is their sun, whose cheering beams
diffuse eternal day.

6 The Lamb which dwells amidst the throne
shall o'er them still preside,
feed them with nourishment divine,
and all their footsteps guide.

7 To pastures green he'll lead his flock
where living streams appear;
and God the Lord from every eye
shall wipe off every tear.

Text Information
First Line: How bright these glorious spirits shine
Title: How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Communion of Saints; Funeral; Heaven
Tune Information
Name: BEATITUDO
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major



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