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 hallelujahs be.
3 Enlighten with faith's light my heart,
inflame it with love's fire;
then shall I sing and bear a part
with that celestial choir.
I shall, I fear, be dark and cold,
with all my fire and light;
yet when thou dost accept their gold,
Lord, treasure up my mite.
4 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|
|Title:||How Shall I Sing That Majesty|
|Author:||John Mason (1645?-1694)|
|Scripture:||Exodus 3:1-15; 1 Kings 19:1-18; 1 Chronicles 16:7-36; 1 Chronicles 17:16-22; 1 Chronicles 29:6-20; Isaiah 6:1-8; Mark 12:41-44; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Revelation 4:1-11; Revelation 19:1-10|
|Topic:||Angels; Arts and Music; Communion of Saints1 more...|
|Composer:||Walter MacNutt (1910-1996)|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Copyright:||© 1973 Waterloo Music Co., Ltd.|