179. Ye holy angels bright

1 Ye holy angels bright,
who wait at God's right hand,
or through the realms of light
fly at your Lord's command,
assist our song,
or else the theme
too high doth seem
for mortal tongue.

2 Ye blessèd souls at rest,
who ran this earthly race,
and now, from sin released,
behold the Saviour's face,
his praises sound,
as in his sight
with sweet delight
ye do abound.

3 Ye saints, who toil below,
adore your heavenly King,
and onward as ye go
some joyful anthem sing;
take what he gives
and praise him still,
through good or ill,
who ever lives.

4 My soul, take now thy part,
triumph in God above:
and with a well-tuned heart
sing out the songs of love.
Let all thy days
till life shall end,
whate'er he send,
be filled with praise.

Text Information
First Line: Ye holy angels bright
Author: Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 6666 4444
Scripture: Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 12:1; Isaiah 6:1-3; Isaiah 35:10; Psalm 34:1; Psalm 84:5-7; Psalm 103:20-21; Psalm 145:2; Psalm 145:10; Psalm 148:1-2; Psalm 149:5; Revelation 7:9-12; Revelation 14:13; Revelation 22:4
Topic: Our Response to God: in adoration and gratitude; The Church Celebrates: Oneness with the Church in Heaven; Angels (2 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Other authors also.
Tune Information
Name: CROFT'S 136th
Composer: William Croft (1678-1727)
Meter: 6666 4444
Key: C Major



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