Lo, round the throne, a glorious band (Henry Lawes)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-27)  CPDL #63199:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-02-27)  CPDL #63198:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Lo, round the throne, a glorious band
Composer: Henry Lawes
Tune: Whitehall (Sandys' Psalm 8)
Lyricist: Rowland Hillcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 303
Description: Melody and bass by Lawes.

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Original text and translations

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Lo, round the throne, a glorious band,
the saints in countless myriads stand,
of every tongue redeemed to God,
arrayed in garments washed in blood.

Through tribulation great they came;
they bore the cross, despised the shame;
from all their labours now they rest,
in God’s eternal glory blest.

They see their Saviour face to face,
and sing the triumphs of his grace;
him day and night they ceaseless praise,
to him the loud thanksgiving raise:

‘Worthy the Lamb, for sinners slain,
through endless years to live and reign;
thou hast redeemed us by thy blood,
and made us kings and priests to God.’

O may we tread the sacred road
that saints and holy martyrs trod;
wage to the end the glorious strife,
and win, like them, a crown of life.