A HYMN FOR TODAY
Songs of praise the angels sang,
Heav’n with alleluias rang,
When creation was begun,
When God spoke and it was done.
Songs of praise awoke the morn
When the Prince of Peace was born;
Songs of praise arose when He
Captive led captivity.
Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice,
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.
Heav’n and earth must pass away!
Songs of praise shall crown that day!
God will make new heav’ns and earth;
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.
188.8.131.52D – James Montgomery, 1819
Tune: HUMILITY – John Goss, 1871
arr. Charles L. Willis, 2011#213 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012
Wow – talk about a “praise hymn!” These old hymns, unknown to many moderns due to disuse and disregard, just make me want to sing and praise the Lord! Do they have the same effect on you?