7118. What Are These in Bright Array?

1. What are these in bright array,
This innumerable throng
Round the altar night and day,
Hymning one triumphant song?
Worthy is the Lamb, once slain,
Blessing honor, glory, power,
Wisdom, riches, to obtain,
New dominion every hour.

2. These through fiery trials trod;
These from great affliction came;
Now before the throne of God
Sealed with His almighty name,
Clad in raiment pure and white,
Victor-palms in every hand,
Through their dear Redeemer’s might,
More than conquerors they stand.

3. Hunger, thirst, disease, unknown,
On immortal fruits they feed;
Them the Lamb amidst the throne
Shall to living fountains lead:
Joy and gladness banish sighs;
Perfect love dispel all fear;
And for ever from their eyes
God shall wipe away the tear.

Text Information
First Line: What are these in bright array
Title: What Are These in Bright Array?
Author: James Montgomery (1819)
Meter: 77.77 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Edward John Hopkins (1867)
Meter: 77.77 D
Incipit: 33551 15665 64333
Key: C Major
Source: The Tem­ple Church’s Chor­al Ser­vice, 1867
Copyright: Public Domain

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