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307. Palms of glory, raiment bright

1 Palms of glory, raiment bright,
crowns that never fade away,
gird and deck the saints in light:
priests and kings and conquerors they.

2 Yet the conquerors bring their palms
to the Lamb amidst the throne,
and proclaim in joyful psalms
victory through his cross alone.

3 Kings for harps their crowns resign,
crying, as they strike the chords,
'Take the kingdom, it is thine,
King of kings and Lord of lords.'

4 Round the altar priests confess,
if their robes are white as snow,
'twas the Saviour's righteousness,
and his blood, that made them so.

5 They were mortal too like us:
O, when we like them must die,
may our souls translated thus
triumph, reign, and shine on high.

Text Information
First Line: Palms of glory, raiment bright
Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Future hope; Heaven (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan (1826-1910)
Meter: 77 77
Key: A♭ Major

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