549. Around the Throne, A Glorious Band

1 Around the throne, a glorious band,
The saints in countless numbers stand,
Of ev'ry 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 labors now they rest
In God's eternal glory blest.

3 They see their Savior face to face
And sing the triumphs of his grace.
Each day and night they sing his praise,
To him the loud thanksgiving raise:

4 "Worthy the Lamb, for sinners slain,
Through endless years to live and reign;
You have redeemed us by your blood
And made us kings and priests to God."

5 Oh, 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: Around the throne, a glorious band
Title: Around the Throne, A Glorious Band
Author: Rowland Hill, 1744-1833 (abr., alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Saints and Martyrs
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM OLD
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature,, London, 1778, adapt.



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