578. 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 the 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 heav'nly 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
Title: Ye Holy Angels Bright
Author: J. H. Gurney (1838)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.44.4
Scripture: Philippians 4:11; Hebrews 12:23
Topic: Church: Militant; Cloud of Witnesses; Processional Hymns
Source: Richard Baxter, 1672 (based on)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DARWALL
Composer: John Darwall (1770)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.44.4
Key: C Major



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