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108. You holy angels bright

1 You 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 You blessèd souls at rest,
who ran this earthly race,
and now, from sin released,
behold the Saviour's face,
his praises sound,
as in his sight
you now delight
to see him crowned.

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

4 All nations of the earth,
extol the world's great King:
with melody and mirth
God's glorious praises sing.
In him rejoice,
and there proclaim
his holy name
with sounding voice.

5 My soul, take now your part:
triumph in God above,
and with a well-tuned heart
sing out the songs of love;
and all my days
let no distress
not fears suppress
his joyful praise.

Text Information
First Line: You holy angels bright
Author: Richard Baxter, 1615-91
Author: John Hampden Gurney, 1802-62
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 66.66.4444
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; All Saints and All Souls; Communion of Saints (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Darwall, 1731-89
Meter: 66.66.4444
Key: C Major

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