209. Who Are These in Bright Array?

1 Who are these in bright array,
This innumerable throng,
Round the altar, night and day,
Hymning one triumphant song?
"Worthy is the Lamb, once slain,
Blessing, honor, glory, pow'r,
Wisdom, riches to obtain,
New dominion ev'ry hour."

2 These through fiery trials trod,
These from great affliction came;
Now, before the throne of God,
Sealed with His almighty Name,
Clad in raiment pure and white,
Victor-palms in every hand,
Through their dear Redeemer's might,
More than conquerors they stand.

3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown,
On immortal fruits they feed;
Then the Lamb amidst the throne,
Shall to living fountains lead;
Joy and gladness banish sighs;
Perfect love dispels all fears;
And forever from their eyes
God shall wipe away the tears.


Text Information
First Line: Who are these in bright array
Title: Who Are These in Bright Array?
Author: James Montgomery (1819)
Meter: 7 7, 7 7. D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: Church Year: Minor Festivals; St. Stephen's Day; All Saint' Day (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: George Job Elvey (1858)
Meter: 7 7, 7 7. D.
Key: G Major

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