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523. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descending,
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 heav'nly food.

3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of Light descending
From the realms of endless day,
That the pow'rs 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,
"Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord most high!"

Text Information
First Line: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Title: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Greek Title: Σιϒησάτω πδσα Σάρξ βροτЄία
Paraphraser: Gerard Moultrie, 1829-1885
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Scripture: Isaiah 6:2-3; Habakkuk 2:20; John 6:35; John 6:51; Revelation 19:11-16
Topic: Advent; Christmas Season; Easter Season (7 more...)
Source: Liturgy of St. James, 5th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PICARDY
Harmonizer: Russell Woolen, b. 1923
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: d minor
Source: French, 17th C.



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