How bright these glorious spirits shine! (Charles Hutcheson)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-27)  CPDL #63203:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 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 #63202:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: How bright these glorious spirits shine!
Composer: Charles Hutcheson
Tune: Stracathro
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
    2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 306
Description: Melody by Hutcheson

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

How bright these glorious spirits shine!
whence all their white array?
How came they to the blissful seats
of everlasting day?

Lo, these are they from sufferings great
who came to realms of light;
and in the blood of Christ have washed
those robes that shine so bright.

Now with triumphal palms they stand
before the throne on high,
and serve the God they love amidst
the glories of the sky.

Hunger and thirst are felt no more,
nor suns with scorching ray;
God is their sun, whose cheering beams
diffuse eternal day.

The Lamb, which dwells amidst the throne,
shall o’er them still preside,
feed them with nourishment divine,
and all their footsteps guide.

Midst pastures green he’ll lead his flock,
where living streams appear;
and God the Lord from every eye
shall wipe off every tear.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory, as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.