1 I heard the voice of many angels
round about the throne;
A multitude no man could number,
Singing unto God;
And all within the highest heaven,
All upon the earth,
Gave blessing, pow'r and honor
Unto the Lamb.
Blessing and honor, glory and pow'r (pow'r be unto Him)
be unto Him that sitteth on the throne,
and unto the Lamb forever and ever,
Amen, (Amen,) and Amen.
Blessing and honor, glory and pow'r
be unto HIm that sitteth on the throne,
and unto the Lamb forever and ever
Amen and Amen, Amen!
3 Angels in garments pure and spotless,
There before the throne,
All nations, kindred, tongues and people
Swelled the holy song,
And falling down upon their faces,
Worshipped God the Lord,
All praise to Him ascribing,
And to the Lamb. [Chorus]
Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >