357. Let Our Choir New Anthems Raise

1 Let our choir new anthems raise,
wake the morn with gladness;
God himself to joy and praise
turns the martyrs' sadness:
bright the day that won their crown,
opened heav'ns bright portal,
as they laid the mortal down
and put on th'immortal.

2 Never flinched they from the flame,
from the torture never;
vain the foeman's sharpest aim,
Satan's best endeavor;
for by faith they saw the land
decked in all its glory,
where triumphant now they stand
with the victor's story.

3 Faith they had that knew not shame,
love that could not languish;
and eternal hope o'ercame
momentary anguish.
Up and follow, Christian men!
Press through toil and sorrow;
spurn the night of fear and then,
O the glorious morrow!

Text Information
First Line: Let our choir new anthems raise
Title: Let Our Choir New Anthems Raise
Author: Joseph the Hymnographer, ca. 800-883
Translator and Arranger: John Mason Neale (1862; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Revelation 2:10
Topic: Christians: Triumph of; Crown of Life; Resurrection and Everlasting Life (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. KEVIN
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan (1872)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: F Major



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