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323. Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

1 Ten thousand times ten thousand
in sparkling raiment bright,
the armies of the ransomed saints
throng up the steeps of light:
'tis finished, all is finished,
their fight with death and sin:
fling open wide the golden gates
and let the victors in.

2 What rush of alleluias
fills all the earth and sky!
What ringing of a thousand harps
bespeaks the triumph nigh!
O day, for which creation
and all its tribes were made;
O joy, for all its former woes
a thousand fold repaid!

3 O then what raptured greetings
on Canaan's happy shore;
what knitting severed friendships up
where partings are no more!
Then eyes with joy shall sparkle,
that brimmed with tears of late;
orphans no longer fatherless,
nor widows desolate.

4 Bring near thy great salvation,
thou Lamb for sinners slain;
fill up the roll of thine elect,
then take thy pow'r, and reign:
appear, Desire of nations,
thine exiles long for home;
show in the heav'n thy promised sign;
thou Prince and Savior, come.

Text Information
First Line: Ten thousand times ten thousand
Title: Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand
Author: Henry Alford (1867)
Meter: 7.6.8.6.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: Funerals; Christians: Triumph of; Church: Communion of Saints (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ALFORD
Composer: John B. Dykes (1875)
Meter: 7.6.8.6.D.
Key: G Major



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