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Rejoice, Ye Sons of Men!

Rejoice, ye sons of men! Your brightest praises yield

Author: William Walsham How
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Rejoice ye sons of men!
Your brightest praises yield!
The everlasting Son
See in the flesh revealed!
The world's Redeemer comes to-day
His own Redemption's price to pay.

2 Lo! Simeon's saintly arms
The holy burden bear;
He sees with raptured eye
His true salvation there.
The weary waiting now is past;
The long-expected comes at last.

3 The agèd saint's embrace
The blessèd mother saw,
And on his words so strange
She mused with silent awe.
What conflict for her child is stored?
And what for her this piercing sword?

4 O Saviour, in Thy courts
We all our sins confess:
But Thou didst once for us
Fulfill all righteousness.
Impure, unclean, oh, may we be,
Presented pure and clean in Thee!

5 And when, O God made Man,
Upon our waiting eye,
In glorious might revealed,
Salvation draweth nigh;
In that great day Thy servants bless,
And be "the Lord of Righteousness"!


Source: The Church Hymnal: revised and enlarged in accordance with the action of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892. (Ed. B) #152

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

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First Line: Rejoice, ye sons of men! Your brightest praises yield
Title: Rejoice, Ye Sons of Men!
Author: William Walsham How
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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