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Angels, assist to sing

Angels, assist to sing

Author: Theophilus
Published in 20 hymnals

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Full Text

1 Angels! assist to sing
The honors of your God;
Touch every tuneful string,
And sound his name abroad:
Come, pour the trembling notes along,
And swell the grand immortal song.

2 And ye of meaner birth!
Your joyful voices raise;
Inhabitants of earth!
Your great Creator praise:
Let your hosannas joyful rise,
And shake the earth, and pierce the skies.

3 Let day and dusky night,
In solemn order join
His praises to recite,
And speak his power divine:
Let every hill and every vale
Re-echo with the sacred tale.

4 Let every creature sing
The honors of our God;
Touch every tuneful string,
And spread his praise abroad:
Come, pour the trembling notes along,
And swell the universal song.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #346

Author: Theophilus

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Text Information

First Line: Angels, assist to sing
Author: Theophilus
Source: Gems


Angels, assist to sing. [Ps. cxlviii.] This version of Ps. 148 appeared in the Christian Guardian, 1808, with the signature "Theophilus." From thence it passed into a few collections, including the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, in 4 stanzas; Hatfield's American Church Hymn Book, 1872, in 2 stanzas (i., ii.) and others; but its use is limited. [William T. Brooke]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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