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Hymn: Mortals awake with angels join (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Mortals awake with angels join

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 25

Page Number: 033, click to see hymnal pages


MORTALS, awake, with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay,
Joy, love, and gratitude combine
To hail the auspicious day.

In heaven the rapturous song began,
And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining regions ran,
And strung and tuned the lyre.

Swift through the vast expanse it flew,
And loud the echo roll'd;
The theme, the song, the joy was new,
'Twas more than heaven could hold.

Down through the portals of the sky
The impetuous torrent ran;
And angels flew with eager joy
To bear the news to man.

With joy the chorus we'll repeat,
"Glory to God on high!
Good will and peace are now complete
Jesus was born to die."