Ye angels, who stand round the throne

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1 Ye angels, who stand round the throne,
And view my Immanuel's face,
In rapturous songs make him known;
Oh, tune your soft harps to his praise.

2 Ye saints, who stand nearer than they,
And cast your bright crowns at his feet,
His grace and his glory display,
And all his rich mercy repeat.

3 He snatched you from hell and the grave;
He ransomed from death and despair;
For you he is mighty to save,
And faithful to bring you safe there.

4 Oh, when will the moment appear,
When I shall unite in your song?
I'm weary of lingering here;
For I to your Saviour belong.

5 I'm fettered and chained here in clay;
I struggle and pant to be free;
I long to be soaring away,
My God and my Saviour to see.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #939

Author: Maria DeFleury

De Fleury, Maria (died circa 1794), was an intimate friend of Dr. John Ryland (1753-1815), and resided at one time at 31 Jewin Street, Cripplegate, London. She entered very earnestly into the religious controversies of her day, and wrote several works thereon, including Unrighteous Abuses Detected and Chastised, &c, 1781, Antinomianism Unmasked, &c, 1791, and others. Several of her hymns were published in the Protestant Magazine, 1781-3: 5 in Joseph Middleton's Hymns, 1793; and 2 in Dr. Collyer's Collection, 1812. Her Divine Poems, and Essays on Various Subjects, is dated 1791. From this are taken, (1) "Thou soft flowing Kedron, by thy silver stream" (Sufferings and Glory of Christ), from which hymn the cento "O garden of Olivet, dear hono… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye angels, who stand round the throne
Author: Maria DeFleury
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune most commonly known as CONTRAST is a German folk tune. In American shape-note tradition the tune is known as GREEN FIELDS or GREENFIELDS. J. S. Bach quoted it in his "Peasant Cantata," but he did not compose it. It has also been misattributed to Maria DeFleury and to Lewis Edson. Edson wrot…

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