Author: Henry Alford, 1810 - 71 Hymnal: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #595a (1958) Meter: 126.96.36.199 D Lyrics: 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 high;
O day, for which creation
And all its tribes were made;
O joy, for all its former woes
A thousand-fold repaid! A-men.
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 power and reign;
Appear, Desire of Nations,
Thine exiles long for home;
Show in the heavens thy promised sign,
Thou Prince and Saviour, come!
Amen. Topics: The Church Year Saints' Days - Minor Festivals; The Life In Christ Life Everlasting Languages: English Tune Title: KOMM, SEELE
Ten thousand times ten thousand