Redemption, the Wonder of Angels

Behold, what splendor, Hear the shout

Tune: FRANCES (McGranahan)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Behold that splendour! hear the shout!
Heav'n opens! Angels issue out,
And throng the nether sky.
What solemn tidings do they bring?
Rapt at th' approach of Isr'el’s King,
They speak the Monarch nigh.

2 Why does the King approach our land?
Comes he with terror in his hand,
The merit of our crimes?
Shepherds be glad: he comes with peace,
Not wrath but universal grace,
To bless e'en distant climes.

3 See Heav'n’s great heir, a woman’s son!
Behold a manger is his throne!
Nay, see him born to die:
Your is the guilt, but his the pain:
His are the sorrows, yours the gain:
Then let his praise be high.

4 Come, mighty King! the grace enhance,
(A stable was thy palace once)
Dwell in these hearts of ours:
Teach us to praise the Father's love,
Till blest, transported, fir'd above,
We sing with nobler pow'rs.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCLIX

Text Information

First Line: Behold, what splendor, Hear the shout
Title: Redemption, the Wonder of Angels
Source: Knapp's Psalmody
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


FRANCES (McGranahan)

Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal. FRANCES is a rousing tune with…

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