"Hark! The Sound of Holy Voices"
                     by Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885
                                  Text From:
           (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) pp. 332-333

	1. Hark! The sound of holy voices
	Chanting at the crystal sea,
	Alleluia, Alleluia,
	Alleluia, Lord, to Thee.
	Multitudes which none can number
	Like the stars in glory stand,
	Clothed in white apparel, holding
	Palms of victory in their hand.
	2. Patriarch and holy prophet,
	Who prepared the way of Christ,
	King, apostle, saint, confessor,
	Martyr, and evangelist,
	Saintly maiden, godly matron,
	Widows who have watched to prayer,
	Joined in holy concert, singing
	To the Lord of all, are there.
	3. They have come from tribulation
	And have washed their robes in blood,
	Washed them in the blood of Jesus;
	Tried they were, and firm they stood.
	Mocked, imprisoned, stoned, tormented,
	Sawn asunder, slain with sword,
	They have conquered death and Satan
	By the might of Christ the Lord.
	4. Marching with Thy cross, their banner,
	They have triumphed, following
	Thee, the Captain of salvation,
	Thee, their Savior and their King.
	Gladly, Lord, with Thee they died, 
	And by death to life immortal
	They were born and glorified.
	5. Now they reign in heavenly glory,
	Now they walk in golden light,
	Now they drink, as from a river,
	Holy bliss and infinite.
	Love and peace they taste forever
	And all truth and knowledge see
	Of the blessed Trinity.
	6. God of God, the One-begotten,
	Light of Light, Emmanuel,
	In whose body, joined together,
	All the saints forever dwell,
	Pour upon us of Thy fulness
	That we may forevermore
	God the Father, God the Spirit.
	One with Thee on high, adore.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #471 Text: Rev. 7:9, 10 Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1862 Tune: "O Durchbrecher" 1st Published in: _Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Halle, 1704
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