Hail, thou source of every blessing (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • (Posted 2010-10-06)  CPDL #22406:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-10-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the English Hymnal, 1931.

General Information

Title: Hail, thou source of every blessing
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Tune: Rex Gloriae
Lyricist: Basil Woodd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1. Hail, thou Source of every blessing, Sovereign Father of mankind!
 Gentiles now, thy grace possessing, In thy courts admission find.
 Once far off, but now invited, We approach thy sacred throne;
 In thy covenant united, Reconciled, redeemed, made one.

2. Now revealed to eastern sages, See the star of mercy shine,
 Mystery hid in former ages, Mystery great of love divine.
 Hail, thou universal Saviour! Gentiles now their offerings bring,
 In thy temple seek thy favour, Jesus Christ, our Lord and King.