Who Are These?

Who are these whose songs are sounding

Author: Anna Shipton
Tune: [Who are these whose songs are sounding]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who are these, whose songs are sounding
O’er the golden harps above?
Hark! They tell of grace abounding,
And Jehovah’s sov’reign love.

These are they who wash’d their robes
and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb,
These are they who washed their robes
and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb.

2 Who are these that keep their station
Round the great, eternal throne?”
They from earthly tribulation
To their heav’nly rest are gone. [Refrain]

3 See the robes of dazzling whiteness,
Without blemish, spot, or stain;
See their crowns that grow in brightness,
Purchased by the Lamb once slain. [Refrain]

4 ‘Tis the Lamb of God who leads them,
And they serve Him night and day;
By the heav’nly fount He feeds them,
He hath wiped their tears away. [Refrain]

5 Sweet their theme: ‘tis still “salvation
Unto Christ the Holy One,”
And their sighs of tribulation
Change to songs around the throne. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #154

Author: Anna Shipton

Anna Savage Shipton United Kingdom 1815-1901. Born at Evesham, Wychavon, Worcester, England, she was the daughter of Evesham solicitor, Edward Savage. She inherited land from her father when he died in 1839 (her mother had died in 1817, and her brother had emigrated to Australia), and rented out some of the land. She married Joseph Shipton in 1848, but separated in 1852, allegedly due to his infidelity. Her estranged husband died in 1860. She traveled extensively and continued writing poetry and essays. She wrote 20+ religious books, and many leaflets, mostly religious. Among her books the following: a hymns and meditations book entitled, “Whispers in the palms. Hymns and meditations” (1855); Precious gems for the Savior’s di… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Who are these whose songs are sounding
Title: Who Are These?
Author: Anna Shipton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: These are they who washed their robes
Copyright: Public Domain



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