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607. Hark! the sound of holy voices

1 Hark! the sound of holy voices,
chanting at the crystal sea,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Lord, to thee:
Multitude, which none can number,
like the stars in glory stand
Clothed in white apparel, holding
palms of vict'ry in their hand.

2 They have come from tribulation,
and have washed their robes in blood,
Washed them in the blood of Jesus;
tried they were, and firm they stood;
Mocked, imprisoned, stoned, tormented,
sawn asunder, slain with sword,
They have conquered death and Satan
by the might of Christ the Lord.

3 Marching with thy cross their banner,
they have triumphed, following
Thee, the Captain of salvation,
thee, their Saviour and their King;
Gladly, Lord, with thee they suffered;
gladly, Lord, with thee they died;
And by death to life immortal
they were born and glorified.

4 God of God, the One-begotten,
Light of light, Emmanuel,
In whose body joined together
all the saints for ever dwell;
Pour upon us of thy fullness
that we may for evermore
God the Father, God the Son, and
God the Holy Ghost adore.


Text Information
First Line: Hark! the sound of holy voices
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Topic: Christian Life: The Resurrection and Life Everlasting; Christians: Triumph of; The Church: Communion of Saints (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1871)
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Key: G Major

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