Christ My Song - 1258
Hark, ten thousand harps and voices
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Hark, ten thousand harps and voices.
"Let all the angels of God worship him ." (Hebrews 1,6)
1. Hark, ten thousand harps and voices
sound the note of praise above!
Jesus reigns, and heav'n rejoices:
Jesus reigns, the God of love:
see he sits on yonder throne;
Jesus rules the world alone.
2. Well may angels bright and glorious,
sing the praises of the Lamb;
while on earth, he proved victorious;
now, he bears a matchless name:
well may angels sing of him,
heav'n supplies no richer theme.
3. Come, ye saints, unite your praises
with the angels round his throne;
soon we hope our Lord will raise us
to the place where he is gone.
Meet it is that we should sing,
glory, glory to our King.
4. Sing how Jesus came from heaven,
how he bore the cross below;
how all power to him is given;
how he reigns in glory now:
'tis a great and endless theme:
O 'tis sweet to sing of him!
5. Jesus hail, whose glory brightens
all above, and gives it worth.
Lord of life, thy smile enlightens
cheers and charms thy saints on earth:
when we think of love like thine,
Lord, we own it love divine.
6. King of glory, reign for ever,
thine an everlasting crown:
nothing from thy love shall sever
those whom thou hast made thine own;
happy objects of thy grace,
destined to behold thy face.
7. Saviour, hasten thine appearing;
bring, O bring the glorious day,
when the awful summons hearing,
heav'n and earth shall pass away:
then, with golden harps, we'll sing –
"Glory, glory to our King."
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 42.