1 Around the throne, a glorious band,
The saints in countless numbers stand,
Of ev'ry tongue, redeemed to God,
Arrayed in garments washed in blood.
2 Through tribulation great they came;
They bore the cross, despised the shame;
From all their labors now they rest
In God's eternal glory blest.
3 They see their Savior face to face
And sing the triumphs of his grace;
Each day and night they sing his praise,
To him the loud thanksgiving raise:
4 "Worthy the Lamb, for sinners slain,
Through endless years to live and reign;
You have redeemed us by your blood
And made us kings and priests to God."
5 O may we tread the sacred road
That saints and holy martyrs trod;
Wage to the end the glorious strife
And win, like them, a crown of life.
|First Line:||Around the throne a glorious band|
|Title:||Around the Throne a Glorious Band|
|Author:||Rowland Hill, 1744-1833|
|Topic:||Martyrs; Saints; Witness|
|Name:||JESU DULCIS MEMORIA|
|Arranger:||Richard Proulx, b. 1937|
|Copyright:||Acc. © 1975, GIA Publications, Inc.|