"Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand"
                          by Henry Alford, 1810-1871
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 335

	1. Ten thousand times ten thousand,
	In sparkling raiment bright,
	The armies of the ransomed saints
	Throng up the steeps of light.
	'Tis finished, all is finished,
	Their fight with death and sin;
	Fling open wide the golden gates
	And let the victors in.
	2. What rush of alleluias
	Fills all the earth and sky!
	What ringing of a thousand harps
	Proclaims the triumph nigh!
	O day, for which creation
	And all its tribes were made;
	O joy, for all its former woes
	A thousandfold repaid!
	3. Oh, then what raptured greetings
	On Canaan's happy shore;
	What knitting severed friendships up
	Where partings are no more!
	Then eyes with joy shall sparkle
	That brimmed with tears of late;
	Orphans no longer fatherless
	Nor widows desolate.
	4. Bring near Thy great salvation,
	Thou Lamb for sinners slain;
	Fill up the roll of Thine elect,
	Then take Thy power and reign.
	Appear, Desire of Nations;
	Thine exiles long for home.
	Show in the heavens Thy promised sign;
	Thou Prince and Savior, come!

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #476 Text: Rev. 7:17 Author: Henry Alford, 1867 Composer: James B. Dykes, 1875 Tune: "Alford"
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