Hail, the last, the mighty angel

Hail, the last, the mighty angel

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hail! the last, the mighty Angel,
Cloth'd upon with clouds of heav'n,
Round his head the rainbow beaming,
Peaceful sign of sin forgiv'n.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Lo! he comes! he comes! he comes!

2 See the heav'ns beneath him bowing!
What the tidings which he brings?
Who's this glorious One descending?
'Tis the King, the King of Kings.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Welcome! Welcome@ Saviour God!

3 Hear the trumpet!— Hark, it soundeth!
'Tis the trump of God most High.
Now the myst'ry is completed;
Mighty voices of the sky,
Shout the kingdoms! Hallelujah! Shout the kingdoms!
Gather'd home to God in Christ.

4 Spirits! Angels! Elders! Creatures!
Fall before the Man divine!
Glory, honour, pow'r, and blessing,
Riches, strength, and might are thine.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Lord! Amen!


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

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, the last, the mighty angel
Author: George Richards
Copyright: Public Domain

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