9399. The Race Of God's Anointed Priests

1 The race of God’s anointed priests
Shall never pass away;
Before His glorious face they stand,
And serve Him night and day.
Though reason raves, and unbelief
Flows on, a mighty flood,
They are, and shall be, till the end
The hidden priests of God.

2 His chosen souls, their earthly dross
Consumed in sacred fire,
To God’s own heart their hearts ascend
In flame of deep desire;
The incense of their worship fills
His temple’s holiest place;
Their song with wonder fills the heavens,
The glad new song of grace.

Text Information
First Line: The race of God’s anointed priests
Title: The Race Of God's Anointed Priests
Translator: Emma Bevan
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: Geistliches Blumengärtlein 2, 1729 ; Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and Others (London: James Nisbet, 1894)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ALIDA
Meter: CMD
Key: C Major
Source: Early American Tune
Copyright: Public Domain



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