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Sing With All the Sons of Glory

Words: from 1 Cor 15:20, William J. Irons, 1873,  alt.

Music:     "Holy Manna,"  William Moore, 1825

   1. Sing with all the sons of glory, 
         sing the resurrection song!
      Death and sorrow, earth's dark story, 
         to the former days belong.
      All around the clouds are breaking, 
         soon the storms of time shall cease;
      In God's likeness, man awaking, 
         knows the everlasting peace.
   2. O what glory, far exceeding
         all that eye has yet perceived!
      Holiest hearts for ages waiting, 
         never that full joy conceived.
      God has promised, Christ prepares it,
         On that day our welcome waits;
      Every humble spirit shares it,
         Christ has passed th'eternal gates.
   3. Life eternal! heaven rejoices:
         Jesus lives who once was dead;
      Join, O man, the deathless voices;
         Child of God lift up thy head!
      Patriarchs from the distant ages,
         Saints who longing oft would pray,
      Prophets, psalmists, seers, and sages,
         All await the glorious day.
   4. Life eternal! O what wonders
         Crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
      When, amidst earth's closing thunders,
         Saints shall stand before the throne!
      O to enter that bright portal,
         See that glowing firmament
      Know with thee O God immortal,
         "Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent."

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