A HYMN FOR TODAY – Song of Angels
In the morning of creation,
When no human voice was heard,
Angels sang the adoration
Of the Father and the Word.
Shouting in that ancient quiet,
With the morning stars, they sang;
Suns and planets heard them cry it,
And the silent heavens rang,
And the silent heavens rang.
Mantled in eternal glory
On a still Judean night
Angels sang another story
Of forgiveness and delight.
They, the messengers of heaven
Came with gladness to the earth,
Welcoming what God had given,
Praising our Messiah’s birth,
Praising our Messiah’s birth.
Now the angels’ exultation
Echoes out again, again,
For they sing at each salvation
Of the sinner from his sin.
With the saints they join together,
Crying with united voice,
“Blessed be the Lord forever!
All who hear his name, rejoice!
All who hear his name, rejoice!”
188.8.131.52.D – M.W. Bassford, 2007
Tune: SONG OF ANGELS, C.E. Couchman, 2007
# 151 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012