Once the angel started back

Once the angel started back

Author: J. Williams
Tune: HALLETT
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Once the angel started back,
When he saw the blood-stain'd door,
Pausing on his vengeful track,
And the dwelling passing o'er.
Once the sea from Israel fled,
Ere it roll'd o'er Egypt's dead.

2 Now our Passover is come,
Dimly shadow'd in the past,
And the very paschal lamb,
Christ the Lord, is slain at last.
then the hearts and hands made meet,
Our unleaven'd bred we'll eat.

3 Blessed Victim sent from heaven,
Whom all angel hosts obey,
To Whose will all earth is given,
At Whose word hell shrinks away,
Thou hast conquer'd death's dread strive,
Thou hast brought us light and life.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: J. Williams

John Williams was born at Deerfield, Mass., in 1817; graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, in 1835; was ordained Deacon, 1838; Priest, 1841; Rector of S. George's, Schenectady, N.Y., 1842; President of Trinity College, 1848-1853; Assistant Bishop of Connecticut, 1851, and sole Bishop, by the death of Bishop Brownell, in 1865. He has edited a number of works of value. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once the angel started back
Author: J. Williams
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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A Collection of Hymns #113

Book of Common Praise #d446

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #111

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #165

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #165

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d91

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (Rev. ed.) #111

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Hymns for Church and Home #112

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d98

The Book of Common Praise #d460

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #111

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #111

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