Angel Voices, Ever Singing

Angel voices, ever singing

Author: Francis Pott (1861)
Tune: ANGEL VOICES (Sullivan)
Published in 376 hymnals

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1 Angel voices ever singing
round Thy throne of light,
angel harps, forever ringing,
rest not day nor night;
thousands only live to bless Thee
and confess thee Lord of might.

2 Thou who art beyond the farthest
mortal eye can scan,
can it be that Thou regardest
songs of sinful man?
Can we feel that Thou art near us
and wilt hear us? Yea, we can.

3 Yea, we know Thy love rejoices
o'er each work of Thine;
Thou didst ears and hands and voices
for Thy praise combine;
craftsman's art and music's measure
for Thy pleasure didst design.

4 Here, great God, today we offer
of Thine own to Thee;
and for Thine acceptance proffer,
all unworthily,
hearts and minds and hands and voices
in our choicest melody.

5 Honor, glory, might, and merit
Thine shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
blessed Trinity:
of the best that Thou hast given
earth and heaven render Thee.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #165

Author: Francis Pott

Francis Pott studied at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1854, and M.A. in 1857. He was ordained Deacon in 1856, and Priest in 1857. He was Curate of Bishopsworth, Bristol, 1856; of Ardingley, Sussex, 1858; was appointed to Ticehurst in 1861; and is now incumbent of Northill, Bedfordshire. Mr. Pott has made many acceptable translations, and has edited "Hymns Fitted to the Order of Common Prayer, etc.;" a compilation of real merit. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Angel voices, ever singing
Title: Angel Voices, Ever Singing
Author: Francis Pott (1861)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Angel voices ever singing. F. Pott. [Choir Festival.] Appeared in his Hymns fitted to the Order of Common Prayer, 2nd edition, 1866, in 5 stanzas of 7 lines, and from thence has passed into Harland, Snepp, Thring, Church Hymns, and others. It is one of the author's most successful and popular efforts. Its original title is "For the Dedication of an Organ, or for a Meeting of Choirs." Its use has extended to America, and other English-speaking countries.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Angel-voices ever singing, p. 68, ii. This hymn was written for the opening of an organ in Wingates Church, Lancashire, 1861.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 29 of 29)

Ancient and Modern #589

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #40

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #346

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #35

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #498

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Common Praise (1998) #325

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Common Praise #377

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #37

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Complete Mission Praise #34

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CPWI Hymnal #363

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #163

Hymns and Psalms #484a

Hymns and Psalms #484b

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #307

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #498

Hymns Old and New #33

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Hymns to the Living God #16

Living Hymns #15

Living Hymns #15

Praise y Adoración #62a

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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #165

Sing Glory #27

Singing the Faith #39


Small Church Music #7407

Songs of Fellowship #24

The Baptist Hymnal #578


The Cyber Hymnal #187

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #278

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The New English Hymnal #336

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