Hearken to the anthem gloriousAuthor: Christopher Smart
Published in 2 hymnals
1. Hearken to the anthem glorious
of the martyrs robed in white;
they, like Christ, in death victorious
dwell for ever in the light.
2. Living, they proclaimed salvation,
heaven endowed with grace and power;
and they died in imitation
of their Savior's final hour.
3. Christ, for cruel traitors pleading,
triumphed in his parting breath
o'er all miracles preceding
his inestimable death.
4. Take from him what ye will give him,
of his fullness grace for grace;
strive to think him, speak him, live him,
till you find him face to face.
Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #240
|Instances (2)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #240||Hearken to the anthem glorious||Christopher Smart, 1722-1771||David Thompson Childs, b. 1938||126.96.36.199||FACIEM EJUS VIDETIS||C Major||English||1985|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #241||Hearken to the anthem glorious||Christopher Smart, 1722-1771||Richard Redhead, 1820-1901; Percy William Whitlock, 1903-1946||188.8.131.52||LAUS DEO||G Major or modal||English||1985|