Angels Broke The Seal

Angels clothed in shining raiment

Author: Caroline D. Howe
Tune: [At the coming of the Bridegroom] (Meredith)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Angels clothed in shining raiment
Broke the seal and pierced the tomb,
While their faces, like the lightning,
All the shuddering depths illume.
Roman soldiers fly affrighted,
As the tidings they reveal,
Christ is risen, say the angels
Sent of God to break the seal.

2 Lo! we thank Him for their mission,
As we toward His temples throng,
Bringing forth spring’s fairest blossoms,
Lifting high our noblest song.
Lifting, loving, tender Savior,
While Thy sacrifice we feel,
From these hearts in guilt that languish
Bid Thine angels break the seal.

3 Roll away the stone forever
From all hearts that lie in gloom,
Bid the blessèd light of Heaven
Angel-like their depths illume.
So shall we, redeemed and risen,
In our Father’s presence kneel,
Blessing Him whose white robed angels
Broke for us the earthly seal.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9775

Author: Caroline D. Howe

Born: Circa 1825, Fryeburg, Maine. Howe’s works include: Ashes for Flame (Portland, Maine: Loring, Short & Harmon, 1885)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Angels clothed in shining raiment
Title: Angels Broke The Seal
Author: Caroline D. Howe
Meter: D
Source: Ashes for Flame (Portland, Maine: Loring, Short, & Harmon, 1885)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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