Field Stone Cottage Blog

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday's Hymn: Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee

Mighty God, while angels bless thee,
May a mortal sing thy name?
Lord of men as well as angels,
Thou art every creature's theme.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.

Lord of every land and nation,
Ancient of eternal days,
Sounded through the wide creation
Be thy just and lawful praise.

For the grandeur of thy nature,
Grand beyond the seraph's thought;
For created works of power,
Works with skill and kindness wrought.

But thy rich, thy free redemption,
Dark through brightness all along,
Thought is poor, and poor expression,
Who dare sing that awful song?

Brightness of the Father's glory,
Shall thy praise unuttered lie?
Fly, my tongue, such guilty silence,
Sing the Lord who came to die:

From the highest throne in glory,
To the cross of deepest woe,
All to ransom guilty captives,
Flow my praise, for ever flow.

Robert Robinson, 1774
St. 1, line 2, alt.
Tune: Alleluia, Albert Lowe, 1868


Kim from Hiraeth said...


Did you forget something??

It's great having you back!

Dorothy said...

Well, actually, Kim, I accidentally hit the "enter" key and published my post prematurely. But its all fixed now.

And thanks! Its great being back too! Wonderful to have tea with you on Thursday! Vacations are great but so is home.