Great God, what hosts of angels stand

Great God, what hosts of angels stand

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Great God! what hosts of angels stand
In shining ranks at Thy right hand,
Arrayed in robes of dazzling light,
With pinions stretched for distant flight!

2 Immortal fires! seraphic flames!
Who can recount their various names?
In strength and beauty they excel;
For near the throne of God they dwell.

3 How eagerly they wish to know
The duties he would have them do!
What joy their active spirits feel,
To execute their Sovereign's will!

4 Hither, at His command, they fly
To guard the beds on which we lie,
To shield our persons night and day,
And scatter all our fears away.

5 Send, O my God, some angel down,
(Though to a mortal eye unknown,)
To guide and guard my doubtful way
Up to the realms of endless day.

Source: The Book of Worship #142

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, what hosts of angels stand
Author: Samuel Stennett

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The Book of Worship #142

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