335. How Shall I Sing That Majesty

1 How shall I sing that majesty
which angels do admire?
Let dust in dust and silence lie;
sing, sing, ye heavenly choir!
Thousands of thousands stand around
thy throne, O God most high;
ten thousand times ten thousand sound
thy praise; but who am I?

2 Thy brightness unto them appears,
whilst I thy footsteps trace;
a sound of God comes to my ears,
but they behold thy face.
They sing because thou art their sun;
Lord, send a beam on me;
for where heaven is but once begun,
there hallelujahs be.

3 Enlighten with faith's light my heart,
inflame it with love's fire;
then shall I sing and bear a part
with that celestial choir.
I shall, I fear, be dark and cold,
with all my fire and light;
yet when thou dost accept their gold,
Lord, treasure up my mite.

4 How great a being Lord, is thine,
which doth all beings keep!
Thy knowledge is the only line
to sound so vast a deep:
thou art a sea without a shore,
a sun without a sphere;
thy time is now and evermore,
thy place is everywhere.

Text Information
First Line: How shall I sing that majesty
Title: How Shall I Sing That Majesty
Author: John Mason (1645?-1694)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CMD
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Angels; Arts and Music; Communion of Saints (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Walter MacNutt (1910-1996)
Meter: CMD
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1973 Waterloo Music Co., Ltd.

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