473. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Lorsque les mortels, en silence frémiront)

1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with awe and reverence stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to us approacheth
our full homage to demand.

2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
in the body and the blood,
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.

3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way.
as the Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

4 At his feet the six-winged seraph;
cherubim with sleepless eye
veil their faces to the presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
hallelujah, Lord Most High!

Text Information
First Line: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Lorsque les mortels, en silence frémiront)
Title: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Lorsque les mortels, en silence frémiront)
Translator (into English): Gerard Moultrie (1864)
Translator (into French): G. de Lioncourt (1972)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Topic: The Church at Worship: Holy Communion; ADORATION AND PRAISE; Angels (32 more...)
Source: Liturgy of St. James
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PICARDY
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: d minor
Copyright: Harmony by permission of Oxford University Press.



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