The Song of Heaven

The countless multitudes on high

Author: Archibald Rutherford
Published in 26 hymnals

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1. The countless multitudes on high,
Who tune their songs to Jesus’ name,
All merit of their own deny,
And Jesus’ worth alone proclaim.

2. Firm on the ground of sovereign grace
They stand before Jehovah’s throne;
The new song in that blessèd place
Is, Thou art worthy, Thou alone!

3. With spotless robes of purest white,
And branches of triumphal palm,
They shout, with transports of delight,
Heaven’s ceaseless, universal psalm;

4. “Salvation’s glory all be paid
To Him who sits upon the throne,
And to the Lamb whose blood was shed:
Thou, Thou art worthy, Thou alone;

5. For Thou was slain, and in Thy blood
These robes were washed so spotless pure!
Thou mad’st us kings and priests to God:
For ever let Thy praise endure!

6. While thus the ransomed myriads shout,
Amen! the holy angels cry—
Amen! Amen! resounds throughout
The boundless regions of the sky.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1070

Author: Archibald Rutherford

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First Line: The countless multitudes on high
Title: The Song of Heaven
Author: Archibald Rutherford
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Percy Chapel Collection
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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