I Heard a Sound of Voices   1 comment

Above:  The Vision of John of Patmos

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1911), the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (1869-1958)

Words (1886) by Godfrey Thring (1823-1903), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  I heard a sound of voice

Around the great white throne,

With harpers harping on their harps

To Him who sat thereon;

“Salvation, glory, honor,”

I heard the song arise,

As through the courts of heaven it rolled

In wondrous harmonies.

2.  From every clime and kindred,

And nations from afar,

As serried ranks returning home

In triumph from a war,

I heard the saints upraising

The myriad hosts among,

In praise of Him who died, and lives,

Their one triumph song.

3.  I saw the holy city,

The New Jerusalem,

Come down from heaven a Bride adorned

With jeweled diadem:

And there His servants serve Him,

And, life’s long battle o’er,

Enthroned with Him, their Saviour, King,

They reign for evermore.

4.  O Lamb of God who reignest,

Thou Bright and Morning Star,

Whose glory lightens that new earth

Which now we see from afar;

O worthy Judge Eternal,

When Thou dost bid us come,

Then open wide the gates of pearl,

And call Thy servants home.

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  1. Pingback: Godfrey Thring « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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