332. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

1 A hymn of glory let us sing;
New songs thro'out the world shall ring:
Christ by a road before untrod,
ascendeth to the throne of God.
The holy apostolic band
upon the Mount of Olives stand,
and with the virgin mother see
their Lord's resplendent majesty.

2 To them the angels, drawing nigh;
"Why stand and gaze upon the sky?
This is the Saviour," thus they say;
"this is his noble triumph day.
Again shall ye behold him so
as ye today have seen him go:
in glorious pomp ascending high
up to the portals of the sky."

3 O grant us thitherward to tend,
and with unwearied hearts ascend
toward thy kingdom's throne, where thou,
as is our faith, art seated now.
Be thou our joy and strong defense,
who art our future recompense:
so shall the light that springs from thee
be ours through all eternity.

Text Information
First Line: A hymn of glory let us sing
Title: A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing
Author: Venerable Bede
Translator: B. Webb (1851, alt.)
Translator: J. M. Neale (1851, alt.)
Meter: LMD
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Biblical Characters: Mary
Source: Hymnum canamus gloriae
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Erik Routley
Meter: LMD
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Harm. copyright © 1976 by Hinshaw Music, Inc. and used by permission 4-19-84

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