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2 Who are these of dazzling brightness 4 These are they whose hearts were riven,
These in God's own truth arrayed, Clad in robes of purest whiteness, Robes whose lustre ne'er shall fade, Ne'er be touched by time's rude hand? Whence comes all this glorious band?
3 These are they who have contended
For their Saviour's honor long, Wrestling on till life was ended, Following not the sinful throng; These, who well the fight sustained, Triumph through the Lamb have gained.
Sore with woe and anguish tried, Who in prayer full oft have striven
With the God they glorified; Now, their painful conflict o'er, God has bid them weep no more.
5 These like priests have watched and Offering up to Christ their will; [waited, Soul and body consecrated,
Day and night they serve Him still: I Now in God's most holy place Blest they stand before His face, j
Rev. Heinkich T. Schenk, 1719 Tr. Frances E. Cox, 1841, 1864