Tune: PICARDY

Composer: French melody

Author: Gerard Moultrie, 1864

Note: the chord chart for this song does not match the harmonies of the hymnal score.

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VERSE 1:
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

VERSE 2:
King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth He Stood,
Lord of lords in human vesture,
in the body and the blood.
He has giv'n to all the faithful
his own self for heav'nly food.

VERSE 3:
Rank on rank, the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of Light, descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
comes, that the pow'rs of hell may vanquish,
as the darkness flees away.

VERSE 4:
At his feet the six-winged seraph,
cherubim with sleepless eye
veil their faces to the presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry:
“Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord Most High!”
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note: the chords do not match the hymnal parts

Key: Dm

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