The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers

450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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The Book of Praise.
And still their heavenly music floats
O'er all the weary world: Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing, And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.
But with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long ; Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong ; And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring : Oh ! hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing !
And ye, beneath life's crushing load
Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow ; Look now ! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing: Oh ! rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing !
For lo ! the days are hastening on,
By prophet-bards foretold, When with the ever-circling years
Comes round the age of gold ; When Peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendours fling, And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.
Edmunci Hamilton Sears. [1850.]

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