370. Songs of Praise the Angels Sang

1 Songs of praise the angels sang,
heaven with alleluias rang
when creation was begun,
when God spoke 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 Christians fail to sing
till on earth Christ come as King?
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 Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto you we raise.
Jesus, Saviour, living Word,
with the Spirit be adored.

Text Information
First Line: Songs of praise the angels sang
Title: Songs of Praise the Angels Sang
Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Meter: 77 77
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Angels; Arts and Music; Gathering of the Community (1 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter and Harmonizer: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)
Meter: 77 77
Key: D Major
Source: Heilige Seelenlust, Breslau, 1657

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