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Praise Ye the Lord
AUSTRIAN HYMN | Same-Tune Hymns
Bob Jones, Jr., 1911-1997
Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809
Hark the song the Stars of Morning
Sang when heav'n was newly made
See the Jewels' fire adorning
The foundations God has laid.
Veils of colors brightly burning
Wreathe their banners 'round the throne
While the flaming creatures turning
Weave a pattern tone on tone.
"Holy, Holy," mighty paeans,
Seraph voices raise the cry
Swelling on through endless eons
Echoed back from earth to sky.
"Holy, Holy," Never ceasing
Shall that rainbow music be;
Jubilation's tide increasing
Sweeps across eternity.
Only once the praise was muted
When upon grim Calvary
Hatred's discord undisputed
Sought to drown the melody
But at last all doubts defying,
Faith stands looking on the Blood
And in voice of wonder crying,
"Surely this was Son of God!"
Join the Alleluias, Christian,
Kindling thus your little flame
Mid the darkness of Declension;
Join to praise that worthy Name!
Lift your heart! Your Lord's returning!
Lift your voice in welcoming
Him for Whom your lamp is burning.
Praise your Everlasting King!
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken John Newton, 1725-1807