625. Ye holy angels bright

1 Ye holy angels bright,
who wait at God's right hand,
or through the realms of light
fly at your Lord's command,
assist our song,
for else the theme
too high doth seem
for mortal tongue.

2 Ye blessed souls at rest,
who ran this earthly race
and now, from sin released,
behold your Savior's face,
God's praises sound,
as in his sight
with sweet delight
ye do abound.

3 Ye saints, who toil below,
adore your heavenly King,
and onward as ye go
some joyful anthem sing;
take what he gives
and praise him still,
through good or ill,
who ever lives!

4 My soul, bear thou thy part,
triumph in God above:
and with a well-tuned heart
sing thou the songs of love!
Let all thy days
till life shall end,
whate'er he send,
be filled with praise.

Text Information
First Line: Ye holy angels bright
Author: Richard Baxter, 1615-1691
Reviser: John Hampden Gurney, 1802-1862
Meter: 66. 66. 44. 44
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: The Church Triumphant
Tune Information
Composer (melody and bass): John Darwall, 1731-1789
Harmonizer: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889 (alt.)
Composer (desc.): Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947
Meter: 66. 66. 44. 44
Key: C Major
Copyright: Descant by permission of Hymns Ancient & Modern Limited.

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