Category Archives: Holy Mother Church

How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine!

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): How bright those glorious spirits shine! Whence all their white array? How came they to the blissful seats Of everlasting Day? Lo, these are … Continue reading

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Who Are These Like Stars Appearing

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Who are these like stars appearing, These, before God’s Throne who stand? Each a golden crown is wearing, Who are all this glorious band? Alleluia!—hark, … Continue reading

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Wer Sind Die Vor Gottes Throne?

This hymn has a complex history and has been altered many times in the German language over the centuries. This is the oldest and most complete text I have been able to track down. It comes from the 1752 hymnal … Continue reading

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There Is A Blessèd Home

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): There is a blessèd Home Beyond this land of woe, Where trials never come, Nor tears of sorrow flow; Where Faith is lost in sight, And patient … Continue reading

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Let Saints On Earth In Concert Sing

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Let saints on earth in concert sing With those whose work is done; For all the servants of our King In heaven and earth are one. One … Continue reading

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The Roseate Hues Of Early Dawn

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The roseate hues of early dawn, The brightness of the day, The crimson of the sunset sky, How fast they fade away! Oh, for the pearly gates … Continue reading

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We Love The Place, O God

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): We love the place, O God, Wherein Thine Honour dwells; The joy of Thine Abode All earthly joy excels. It is the House of prayer, Wherein Thy … Continue reading

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