1 Songs of praise the angels sang,
heaven with alleluias rang
when creation was begun,
when God spoke and it was done.
2 Songs of praise awoke the morn
when the Prince of Peace was born;
songs of praise arose when he
captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away,
songs of praise shall crown that day;
God will make new heavens and earth;
songs of praise shall hail their birth.
4 And shall Christians fail to sing
till on earth Christ come as King?
No, the church delights to raise
psalms and hymns and songs of praise.
5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
still in songs of praise rejoice;
learning here, by faith and love,
songs of praise to sing above.
6 Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto you we raise.
Jesus, Saviour, living Word,
with the Spirit be adored.
|First Line:||Songs of praise the angels sang|
|Title:||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1771-1854)|
|Scripture:||Job 38:1-41; Psalm 95; Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 66:10-14; Ephesians 4:1-16; Ephesians 5:15-20; Colossians 3:12-17; James 5:13-20; 2 Peter 3:8-15|
|Topic:||Angels; Arts and Music; Gathering of the Community1 more...|
|Adapter and Harmonizer:||William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)|
|Source:||Heilige Seelenlust, Breslau, 1657|