223. Lo, round the throne, a glorious band

1 Lo, round the throne, a glorious band,
the saints in countless myriads stand,
of every tongue redeemed to God,
arrayed in garments washed in blood.

2 Through tribulation great they came;
they bore the cross, despised the shame;
from all their labours now they rest,
in God's eternal glory blest.

3 They see their Saviour face to face,
and sing the triumphs of his grace;
him day and night they ceaseless praise,
to him the loud thanksgiving raise:

4 'Worthy the Lamb, for sinners slain,
through endless years to live and reign;
thou hast redeemed us by thy blood,
and made us kings and priests to God.'

5 O may we tread the sacred road
that saints and holy martyrs trod;
wage to the end the glorious strife,
and win, like them, a crown of life.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, round the throne, a glorious band
Author: Rowland Hill, 1744-1833
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Saints
Notes: Other authors also
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Michael Fleming, b. 1928
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Grenoble church melody
Copyright: Harmony © Royal School of Church Music

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