Archive for the ‘Richard Birch Hoyle’ Tag

R. Birch Hoyle   1 comment

Above:  The Flag of England

Image in the Public Domain

Richard Birch Hoyle (1875-1939) was an English Baptist minister.  He translated hymns from twelve languages into English.


Thine Be the Glory

What Joy to Think of That Vast Host


Posted August 10, 2021 by neatnik2009 in Sources HI

Tagged with ,

What Joy to Think of That Vast Host   4 comments

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

Above:  Saint John on Patmos

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970), American Baptist Convention and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Original Text by Wilhelm Andreas Wexels (1797-1866)

English Translation by Richard Birch Hoyle (1875-1939)


1.  What joy to think of that vast host,

Of every tribe and tongue,

Who come from every clime and coast,

Who raise in heaven their song,

Their glad triumphal song.

2.  Glad thought, that all who served the Lord,

The apostolic band,

The myriads trusting in their word

Shall all together stand,

Redeemed at God’s right hand.

3.  What bliss, their loves and joys to tell!

What wondrous strains they sing!

Exultant anthems rise and swell

Till heaven’s high arches ring

As they adore their King.

4.  Great God, in mercy save us all;

Raise us to dwell with thee.

With the redeemed, then thou shalt call,

Grant that our place may be,

Through all eternity.