Songs of Praise the Angels Sing / Sang

This Christmas hymn was written by English Morovian minister's son, James Montgomery (1819).

With meter, tunes it is set to include:
  • MONKLAND, Composed by John Antes (1790), and adapted by John Bernard Wilkes (1785-1869)
  • INNOCENTS, composer unkown, 13th century French
  • CULBACH - composer unknown


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Instrumental only - keyboard:


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 left captivity.

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.

And can man alone be dumb,
Till that glorious kingdom come?
No: the church delights to raise
Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise.

Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice,
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto Thee we raise;
Jesus, glory unto Thee,
With the Spirit, ever be.

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