Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hymn of the Month...for November

I know, this hymn was for November and it is now January but hey, I'm only a couple of months off :). This hymn is probably my favorite one so far; the lyrics, music, and length. Everything about it. I hope you enjoy it too.

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.
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 will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.
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,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.
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!

This hymn was originally composed in Greek during the fourth century A.D. and is most commonly known as a French folk medley. It is based on Habakkuk 2:20. Nothing is known about the composer of this hymn.
In Christ,

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