Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Vincent Miller)
- (Posted 2020-02-07) CPDL #56956:
- Editor: Vincent Miller (submitted 2020-02-07). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 85 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes:
First published: 2020
Original text and translations
1. 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.
2. 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 heav'nly food.
3. Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vangaurd on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realm of endless day,
That the pow'rs of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.
4. At His feet the six-winged seraph;
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry,
Alleluia, Lord most high.