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Hymn: The host of heaven that throne surrounding (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: The host of heaven that throne surrounding

Topic: <no topic given>

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



Tune: Marseilles

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 222, click to see hymnal pages


The host of heaven that throne surrounding
Where everlasting splendors glow,
'Mid lyres with ceaseless praise resounding,
Beheld the earth involved in woe,-
Beheld, &c.
Deep night with fearful wing lay brooding,
Nor could lone Sinai's beacon red
Illume the midnight pall that spread,
Each glimmering ray of hop excluding,
When lo! a Saviour came!
The star o'er Bethlehem gleamed;
And angels tuned their harps of joy
To hail a world redeemed.
And angels, &c.

But ingrate man by sin benighted,
Too oft repelled salvation's ray,
The gentle sigh of Calvary slighted,
And turned with rebel heart away.
God looked from heaven and all had wandered,
Like erring sheep had gone astray,
And rushing down destruction's way,
immortal treasures madly squandered:
When the blest Spirit came,
With light and power divine;
Bow, contrite sinner, to his sway,
And Christ and heaven are thine.