1 How shall I sing that Majesty
which angels do admire?
Let dust in dust and silence lie;
sing, sing, ye heavenly choir.
Thousands of thousands stand around
thy throne, O God most high;
ten thousand times ten thousand sound
thy praise; but who am I?
2 Thy brightness unto them appears,
whilst I thy footsteps trace;
a sound of God comes to my ears;
but they behold thy face.
They sing because thou art their Sun:
Lord, send a beam on me;
for where heaven is but once begun,
there alleluias be.
3 How great a being Lord, is thine,
which doth all beings keep!
Thy knowledge is the only line
to sound so vast a deep.
Thou art a sea without a shore,
a sun without a sphere;
thy time is now and evermore,
thy place is everywhere.
|First Line:||How shall I sing that majesty|
|Author:||John Mason (1646-1694)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 2:10-11; Daniel 7:9-10; Job 26:14; Matthew 18:10; Psalm 84:11; Psalm 104:1-3; Psalm 139:17; Revelation 5:11; Revelation 7:11-12|
|Topic:||Adoration: of God; God: in majesty; God: names and imags of|
|Composer:||Kenneth Nicholson Naylor (1931-1991)|
|Copyright:||© Oxford University Press|