Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Vincent Miller)

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Editor: Vincent Miller (submitted 2020-02-07).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Composer: Vincent Miller
Lyricist: Liturgy of St. James tr. Gerard Moultriecreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SacredCarol   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020


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Original text and translations

English.png English text

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, alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord most high.