The Hymnal 1982 284
O ye immortal throng
- croft's 136th
- Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751; Charles P. Price, b. 1920
- William Croft, 1678-1727
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1. O ye immortal throng of angels round the throne, join with our earth-bound song to make the Savior known. On earth ye knew his wondrous grace, his beauteous face in heaven ye view.
2. Ye saw the heaven-born child in human flesh arrayed, so innocent and mild while in the manger laid. “Glory to God and peace on earth,” for such a birth ye sang aloud.
3. Ye in the wilderness beheld the Tempter spoiled, unmasked in every dress, in every combat foiled. With great delight ye crowned his head when Satan fled the Savior's might.
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5. Ye thronged to Calvary and pressed with sad desire that awful sight to see-- the Lord of life expire. E'en angel eyes slow tears did shed: ye mourned the dead in sad surprise.
6. Around his sacred tomb a willing watch ye kept; till out from death's vast room, up from the grave, he leapt. Ye rolled the stone, and all adored your rising Lord with joy unknown.
7. When all arrayed in light the shining conqueror rode, ye hailed his wondrous flight up to the throne of God. And waved around your golden wings, and struck your strings of sweetest sound.
8. The joyous notes pursue and louder anthems raise; while mortals sing with you their own Redeemer's praise. With equal flame and equal art, do thou my heart extol his Name.