Once the angel started back

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1 Once the angel started back,
When he saw the blood-stain'd door,
Pausing on his vengeful track,
And the dwelling passing o'er.
Once the sea from Israel fled,
Ere it roll'd o'er Egypt's dead.

2 Now our Passover is come,
Dimly shadow'd in the past,
And the very paschal lamb,
Christ the Lord, is slain at last.
then the hearts and hands made meet,
Our unleaven'd bred we'll eat.

3 Blessed Victim sent from heaven,
Whom all angel hosts obey,
To Whose will all earth is given,
At Whose word hell shrinks away,
Thou hast conquer'd death's dread strive,
Thou hast brought us light and life.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: J. Williams

John Williams was born at Deerfield, Mass., in 1817; graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, in 1835; was ordained Deacon, 1838; Priest, 1841; Rector of S. George's, Schenectady, N.Y., 1842; President of Trinity College, 1848-1853; Assistant Bishop of Connecticut, 1851, and sole Bishop, by the death of Bishop Brownell, in 1865. He has edited a number of works of value. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once the angel started back
Author: J. Williams
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns #113Page Scan
Book of Common Praise #d446
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #111Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #165Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #106aPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #106bPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #165Page Scan
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d91
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #111Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #111Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #112Page Scan
Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d98
The Book of Common Praise #d460
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #546Page Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #111Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #111Page Scan



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