How bright these glorious spirits shine!

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1 How bright these glorious spirits shine!
Whence all their white array?
How came they to the blissful seats
of everlasting day?

2 Lo! these are they from sufferings great
who came to realms of light,
and in the blood of Christ have washed
those robes that shine so bright.

3 Now with triumphal palms they stand
before the throne on high,
and serve the God they love amidst
the glories of the sky.

4 Hunger and thirst are felt no more,
nor sun with scorching ray:
God is their sun, whose cheering beams
diffuse eternal day.

5 The Lamb, who dwells amid the throne,
shall o'er them still preside,
feed them with nourishment divine,
and all their footsteps guide.

6 In pastures green he'll lead his flock
where living streams appear;
and God the Lord from every eye
shall wipe off every tear.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #303a

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Alterer: William Cameron

William Cameron was born in 1751. He studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and in 1785 was ordained minister of Kirknewton, in Mid Lothian. He died in 1811. He was the author of several works. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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BEATITUDO

Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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ST. ASAPH (Giornovichi)


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A Church Hymn Book #169

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A Church hymnal #367

A Church of England Hymn Book #494

A Collection of Evergreen Hymns, for All the People. New ed. #d51

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d73

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #516

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #516

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #516

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #516

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #516

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #516

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #609

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d245

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Ancient and Modern #303a

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Ancient and Modern #303b

Anglican Hymn Book #197

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #316a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #316b

Australian Hymn Book #359

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #153

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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #535

Christian Praise #d135

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Church Hymnal #197

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #467

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #194

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #178

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #745

Church Hymns with Tunes #384

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Church Hymns #236

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Common Praise (1998) #280

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Common Praise #221a

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Common Praise #221b

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #177a

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #177b

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Hymnal #177

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Hymnal #177

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #214

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #306

Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #528

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #438

Hymns Ancient and Modern #262

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1404

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d89

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d81

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Hymns for Christian Melody #917

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d161

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #572a

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #572b

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #197

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Hymns #40

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In Excelsis #782a

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In Excelsis #782b

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #550

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Methodist Hymn-Book #623

Mirfield Mission Hymn Book #43

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #184

Our Service of Song #d105

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Our Song Book #118a

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d54

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d77

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S57

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S327

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #S57

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Redemption Songs #509a

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Redemption Songs #509b

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #P6

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Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R66

Songs of praise #207

The Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement #359

The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d247

The Book of Common Praise #216a

The Book of Common Praise #216b

The Book of Praise #d130

The Book of Praise #311

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #754

The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #d68

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d92

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #73

The Children's Hymnary #d38

The Choral Hymnal #d80

The Christian Hymn Book #d254

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d257

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The Christian Hymn Book #909

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The Christian Hymnal #438

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The Christian Psalmist #653

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The Church Hymnal Revised #485

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #177

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The Church Hymnal #351

The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d164

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The Cyber Hymnal #2568

The English Hymnal #199

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #497

The Harvard University Hymn Book #d99

The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada #499a

The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada #499b

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #127

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