35. Songs of Praise the Angels Sang

1 Songs of praise the angels sang,
Heav'n with alleluias rang,
When creation was begun,
When God spake 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 Heav'n and earth must pass away;
Songs of praise shall crown that day.
God will make new heav'ns and earth;
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

4 And shall man alone be dumb
Till that glorious kingdom come?
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 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Songs of praise the angels sang
Title: Songs of Praise the Angels Sang
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 7.7.7.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Adoration: Worship and Praise
Tune Information
Name: INNOCENTS
Meter: 7.7.7.7.
Key: D Major
Source: French melody, 13th century



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