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Come sing ye choirs exultant

Come sing ye choirs exultant

Translator: Jackson Mason
Published in 9 hymnals

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1. Come sing, ye choirs exultant,
those messengers of God,
through whom the living Gospels
came sounding all abroad!
Whose voice proclaimed salvation
that poured upon the night,
and drove away the shadows,
and filled the world with light.

2. In one harmonious witness
the chosen four combine,
while each his own commission
fulfills in every line;
as, in the prophet's vision
from out the amber flame
in mystic form and image
four living creatures came.

3. Foursquare on this foundation
the Church of Christ remains,
a house to stand unshaken
by floods or winds or rains.
How blest the habitation
of gospel liberty,
where with a holy people
God dwells in Unity.

Source: The Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #235

Translator: Jackson Mason

Mason, Jackson, M.A., son of William Mason, Vicar of Normanton, was born at Normanton Vicarage, in 1833; and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. 1856. Ordained in 1858, he was Curate of Cantley, Yorkshire, 1858-59; Vicar of Pickhill, 1859-83; and Vicar of Settle from 1883 to his death, 1889. His Rhythm of Bernard de Morlaix, in English, was published in 1880. This work also contains translations of a few Latin hymns. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, he contributed four translations from the Latin, one from the Greek, and the following original hymns:— (1) "Forty days Thy seer of old." (Easter.) (2) "O Voice of the Beloved." (Easter.) --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come sing ye choirs exultant
Translator: Jackson Mason
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #1012


The Hymnal 1982 #235

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