One of today's great hymns

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

This is one of two songs that are most intertwined with my entrance into the Church, the other one being Alleluia, Sing to Jesus. Today I was lucky enough to be able to kneel at the altar rail and receive the body and blood of Chirst while this was being sung.

Folks, it doesn't get any closer to Heaven than that for me. And this song is also Zteen's favorite.


my mascara was burning my eyes before i made it to the altar rail. grace g. was singing it in the pew behind me. yes, heaven.

A sublime and magnificent hymn. Makes you want to literally crawl on your face to the communion rail.



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