While Angels Thus O Lord Rejoice


While angels thus, O Lord! rejoice,
Shall men no anthem raise?
O may we lose these useless tongues,
When we forget to praise!

Then let us swell responsive notes,
And join the heavenly throng;
For angels no such love have known
As we, to wake their song!

Goodwill to sinful dust is shown,
And peace on earth is given;
For lo! th’ incarnate Savior comes,
With news of joy from heaven!

Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,
His rising beams adorn!
Let heaven and earth in concert sing,
“The promised child is born!”

Glory to God, in highest strains,
By highest worlds is paid!
Be glory, then, by us proclaimed,
And by our lives displayed;

VI Till we attain those blissful realms,
Where now our Savior reigns;
To rival the celestial choirs
In their immortal strains!

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