Jesus Seen Of Angels

O ye immortal throng Of angels round the throne

Author: Philip Doddridge
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1. O ye immortal throng
Of angels round the throne,
Join with our feeble song
To make the Savior known:
On earth ye knew
His wondrous grace,
His glorious face
In heaven ye view.

2. Ye saw the heaven-born child
In human flesh arrayed,
Benevolent and mild
While in the manger laid:
And "Praise to God
And peace on earth,"
For such a birth
Proclaimed aloud.

3. Around the bloody tree
Ye pressed with strong desire
That wondrous sight to see,
The Lord of life expire:
And could your eyes
Have known a tear,
Had dropped it there
In sad surprise.

4. Around His sacred tomb
A willing watch ye keep
Till the blest moment come
To rouse Him from His sleep:
Then rolled the stone,
And all adored
Your rising Lord
With joy unknown.

5. When, all arrayed in Light,
The shining Conqueror rode,
Ye hailed His rapturous flight
Up to the throne of God.
And waved around
Your golden wings,
And struck your strings
Of sweetest sound.

6. The warbling notes pursue,
And louder anthems raise;
While mortals sing with you
Their own Redeemer's praise:
And thou, my heart,
With equal flame,
And joy the same
Perform thy part.


Source: The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #192

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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First Line: O ye immortal throng Of angels round the throne
Title: Jesus Seen Of Angels
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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