Hark, the notes of angels singing

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1 Hark! the notes of angels, singing,
Glory, glory to the Lamb!
All in heav'n their tribute bringing,
Raising high the Savior's name.

Children join the angel chorus,
As they sing his praise above;
Join, O join in songs to Jesus,
Who is all redeeming love.

2 Filled with holy emulation,
We unite with those above;
Sweet the theme, a free salvation,
Fruit of everlasting love. [Chorus]

3 Endless life in him possessing,
Let us praise his precious name;
Glory, honor, pow'r and blessing,
Be forever to the Lamb. [Chorus]

Source: Joyful Songs: a choice collection of new Sunday School music #144

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the notes of angels singing
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


[Hark, the notes of angels singing] (Rice)


This story is associated with the writing of RATHBUN: One Sunday in 1849 Ithamar Conkey (b. Shutesbury, MA, 1815; d. Elizabeth, NJ, 1867) walked out of the morning service at Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, where he was choir director and organist, frustrated because only one soprano f…

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