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Whence those sounds symphonious

Whence those sounds symphonious

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: [God hath sent His angels to the earth again]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Whence those sounds symphonious?
Solemn, sweet and rare,
Music most harmonious
Filling all the air:
Hark! ’tis angels singing,
Singing here on earth;
Joyful tidings bringing,
Of the Savior’s birth.

2 In that region yonder,
Where the angels sing,
Bursts of joy and wonder
Make the air to ring:
Praise and adoration
Be to God above:
And to man, salvation,
Object now of love.

3 Now, ye heavens, sing ye;
Earth, break forth and cry;
O ye mountains, ring ye,
With the sound of joy;
For the Lord has done it:
His the victory.
His own arm hath won it:
Israel shall be free.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9601

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Kelly



The Cyber Hymnal #9601
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