Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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9 O Lord assist thy feeble worms,
This resolution to perform,
And we thy sacred name will praise,
Throughout the remnant of our days.
 
Hymnn 77 • Mortals, Awake! with angels join
HYMN 77. C. M.
 
1 Mortals, awake! with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay;
Love, joy, and gratitude combine
To hail th’ auspicious day.
 
2 In heav’n the rapt’rous song began,
And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining legions ran,
And swept the sounding lyre.
 
3 The theme, the song, the joy was new
To each angelic tongue;
Swift through the realms of light it flew,
And loud the echo rung.
 
4 Down through the portals of the sky
The pealing anthem ran,
And angels flew, with eager joy,
To bear the news to man.
 
5 Hark! the cherubic armies shout,
And glory leads the song, [p. 103]
9 O Lord assist thy feeble worms,
This resolution to perform,
And we thy sacred name will praise,
Throughout the remnant of our days.
 
Hymnn 77 • Mortals, Awake! with angels join
HYMN 77. C. M.
 
1 Mortals, awake! with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay;
Love, joy, and gratitude combine
To hail th’ auspicious day.
 
2 In heav’n the rapt’rous song began,
And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining legions ran,
And swept the sounding lyre.
 
3 The theme, the song, the joy was new
To each angelic tongue;
Swift through the realms of light it flew,
And loud the echo rung.
 
4 Down through the portals of the sky
The pealing anthem ran,
And angels flew, with eager joy,
To bear the news to man.
 
5 Hark! the cherubic armies shout,
And glory leads the song, [p. 103]
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