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The Angels' Story

Angels tell the joyful story

Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher
Tune: [Angels tell the joyful story] (Fletcher)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Angels tell the joyful story
Of the resurrection day;
They alone beheld the glory
When the bars of death gave way;
Hear them saying, "He is risen;
Seek Him not among the dead."
They beheld the empty prison,
Death in chains was captive led.
Hear them saying, "He is risen;
Seek Him not among the dead."
They beheld the empty prison,
Death in chains was captive led.

2 Sing His praises, O ye mortals,
Strew the earth with vernal flowers;
Jesus passes through death’s portals,
Rises o’er its gloomy powers;
Angel guards the way attending,
Lo, He goes to dwell on high;
Seraphs there, before Him bending,
Chant His praises in the sky.
Angel guards the way attending,
Lo, He goes to dwell on high;
Seraphs there, before Him bending,
Chant His praises in the sky.

3 Gracious Savior, live forever,
Victor o’er the prince of night;
And from Thee no power can sever
What is Thine by blood-bought right;
Thine the kingdom, Thine the glory,
Fairest of the heavenly train;
Ours the joy to wait before Thee,
Till we rise with Thee to reign.
Thine the kingdom, Thine the glory,
Fairest of the heavenly train;
Ours the joy to wait before Thee,
Till we rise with Thee to reign.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13071

Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher

19th Century "Robert Lowe Fletcher, the composer, will be at the South Avenue Congregational Church to-morrow, In the morning he will speak on 'The Conservative Life" and at night he will conduct an old-fashioned gospel singing service, when he will use some of his own compositions. Mr. Fletcher will ask the audience to assist him in the singing. Mr. Fletcher is an interesting person, and it is expected that he will attract a large number of strangers to the South Avenue Church." --from The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 26 November 1910 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Angels tell the joyful story
Title: The Angels' Story
Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7 D
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #13071
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13071

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