323. Ye Holy Angels Bright

1 Ye holy angels bright,
who wait at God's right hand,
or through the realms of light
fly at your Lord's command,
assist our song,
for else the theme
too high doth seem
for mortal tongue.

2 Ye blessed souls at rest,
who ran this earthly race
and now, from sin released,
behold the Saviour's face,
your praises sound,
as in God's sight
with sweet delight
ye do abound.

3 Ye saints, who toil below,
adore your heavenly King,
and onward as ye go
some joyful anthem sing;
in God rejoice,
and thus proclaim
the holy name
with sounding voice.

4 My soul, bear thou thy part,
triumph in God above,
and with a well-tuned heart
sing thou the songs of love!
Let all thy days
till life shall end,
whate'er God send,
be filled with praise.

Text Information
First Line: Ye holy angels bright
Title: Ye Holy Angels Bright
Author: Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 66 66 88
Scripture: Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Ephesians 2:11-22; Ephesians 3:14-21; Colossians 3:12-17; Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 2:5-12; Hebrews 1:1-12; Revelation 5:1-14
Topic: Angels; Communion of Saints; Funeral (2 more...)
Notes: Alt tune: CROFT'S 136TH, 356
Tune Information
Composer: John Darwall (1731-1789)
Composer (descant): Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947)
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: D Major
Copyright: Descant © Hope Publishing Co.
Notes: Lower key, 354, 379

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