Text:Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Translator (from Greek):Gerard Moultrie
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3646. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

1. Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

2. King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

3. Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

4. At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Text Information
First Line: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Title: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Greek Title: Σιγησάτο παρα σὰρξ βροτεία
Translator (from Greek): Gerard Moultrie (1864)
Meter: 87.87.87
Language: English
Source: Liturgy of St. James, 4th Century
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: 87.87.87
Incipit: 12341 54555 56765
Key: d minor
Source: French carol melody; Harmony from The English Hymnal, 1906, number 318
Copyright: Public Domain

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