I heard a sound of voicesAuthor: Godfrey Thring (1886)
Tune: PATMOS (Storer)
Published in 61 hymnals
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1 I heard a sound of voices
Around the great white throne,
With harpers harping on their harps
To him that sat thereon:
"Salvation, glory, honor!"
I heard the song arise,
As thro' the courts of heav'n it rolled
In wondrous harmonies.
2 From every clime and kindred,
And nations from afar,
As serried ranks returning home
In triumph from a war,
I heard the saints upraising,
The myriad hosts among,
In praise of Him Who died and lives,
Their one glad triumph-song.
3 I saw the holy city,
The New Jerusalem,
Come down from heaven, a bride adorned
With jeweled diadem;
The flood of crystal waters
Flowed down the golden street;
And nations brought their honors there,
And laid them at her feet.
4 And there no sun was needed,
Nor moon to shine by night,
God's glory did enlighten all,
The Lamb Himself the light;
And there His servants serve Him,
And, life's long battle o'er,
Enthroned with Him, their Saviour, King,
They reign for evermore.
5 O great and glorious vision!
The Lamb upon His throne;
O wondrous sight for man to see!
The Saviour with His own:
To drink the living waters
And stand upon the shore,
Where neither sorrow, sin, nor death
Shall ever enter more.
6 O Lamb of God Who reignest!
Thou Bright and Morning Star,
Whose glory lightens that new earth
Which now we see from far!
O worthy Judge eternal!
When Thou dost bid us come,
Then open wide the gates of pearl,
And call Thy servants home.
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
I heard a sound of voices. G. Thring. [The Song of the Redeemed.] Written in 1886, and published with music by H. S. Irons (Novello & Co.) the same year. It was sung at several Choral Festivals and ultimately appeared in Church Hymns, 1903.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #1368||Gresham||I heard the sound of voices||GRESHAM||Godfrey Thring||220.127.116.11.D|
|Small Church Music #4654||Patmos (Storer)||I heard a sound of voices||PATMOS (Storer)||Godfrey Thring||18.104.22.168.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2814||I Heard a Sound of Voices||I heard a sound of voices||PATMOS (Storer)||Godfrey Thring||76.86 D|