1 Hark! ten thousand voices sounding
Far and wide throughout the sky;
'Tis the voice of joy abounding,
Jesus lives, no more to die!
2 Jesus lives, His conflict over,
Lives to claim His great reward;
Angels round the Victor hover,
Crowding to behold their Lord.
3 Yonder throne for Him erected
Now becomes the Victor's seat;
Lo, the Man on earth rejected,
Angels worship at His feet!
4 All the powers of heaven adore Him,
All obey His sovereign word;
Day and night they cry before Him,
"Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!"
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
“Then haste, ye saints, your tribute bring, And crown Him everlasting King."(Edition 1853, No. 27.) This peculiarity of construction was overlooked by Elliott, who gave it with the omission of the chorus in his Psalms & Hymns, 1835, as a complete hymn in 7's; and the Editors of the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, as 87, 5. In the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873, No. 199, the first stanza is rewritten:—
"Hark, ten thousand voices sounding Far and wide throughout the sky, 'Tis the voice of joy abounding, Jesus lives, no more to die."and the irregularity of metre is thereby overcome. In some collections, including Kennedy, 1863, No. 964, it begins with stanza ii: "Jesus comes, His conflict over." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)