How shall I sing that majesty which angels do admire?Author: John Mason
Published in 22 hymnals
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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.
Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #128
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How shall I sing that Majesty. J. Mason. [Praise.] From his Spiritual Songs, &c, 1683, Song i., into The English Hymnal, 1906.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (6)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #20||How shall I sing that majesty which angels do admire?||Old 22nd||1992|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #468||How shall I sing that majesty||2000|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #128||How shall I sing that majesty||John Mason (1646-1694)||Kenneth Nicholson Naylor (1931-1991)||220.127.116.11 D||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||COE FEN||E Flat Major||2005|
|Common Praise (1998) #335||How shall I sing that majesty||How Shall I Sing That Majesty||John Mason (1645?-1694)||Walter MacNutt (1910-1996)||18.104.22.168 D||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; 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||HURRLE||F Major or modal||1998|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #302||How shall I sing that majesty||How shall I sing that majesty||2000|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #472||How shall I sing that majesty||22.214.171.124 D||1983|