Let all human flesh be silent

Let all human flesh be silent

Translator: John Brownlie
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Let all human flesh be silent,
Stand in awe and holy fear,
Cast all earthly thought behind it,
For the King of heaven is near.

Lo, He cometh, King Eternal,
Christ our God, He comes to die;
And His flesh as food He giveth,
To the Faithful who draw nigh.

Hosts angelic go before Him,
Decked in dazzling pomp of state,
Cherub, seraph, winged and watchful,
Heavenly Prince, and Potentate.

And they bow in lowly worship
'Neath the covering of their wings,
While they chant thrice 'Alleluia,
To the mighty King of kings,

Source: Hymns of the Russian Church: being translations, centos, and suggestions from the Greek office books with an introduction #94

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let all human flesh be silent
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: From the Liturgy of St. James
Language: English