10363. High Let Us Swell Our Tuneful Notes

1 High let us swell our tuneful notes,
And join th’angelic throng;
For angels no such love have known
To wake a cheerful song.

2 Good will to sinful men is shown,
And peace on earth is given;
For lo! th’incarnate Savior comes
With messages from Heaven.

3 Justice and grace with sweet accord
His rising beams adorn;
Let Heav’n and earth in consort join
Now such a child is born.

4 Glory to God in highest strains
In highest worlds be paid;
His glory by our lips proclaimed,
And by our lives displayed.

5 When shall we reach those blissful realms,
Where Christ exalted reigns,
And learn of the celestial choir
Their own immortal strains?

Text Information
First Line: High let us swell our tuneful notes
Title: High Let Us Swell Our Tuneful Notes
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Harrison
Composer: Thomas Augustine Arne (1762)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: Arr.: Sacred Harmony – A Collection of Psalmtunes, Ancient and Modern (London: 1784)
Copyright: Public Domain

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