See, See They Come ! A Glorious Army
For the Christmas-tide
Words: English Traditional
Music: Not Stated
Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 45.
See, see they come a glorious army
Down the bright celestial road,
Shout seraphic now alarm me,
Fill my soul with love abroad 1
Lo ten thousand;
All proclaim the new-born God,
Peace, good-will to man are given,
Hosts triumph shout awhile,
The son of man is come from heaven,
Earth receive the promised child;
Humble, lowly, meek and mild.
Hail Messiah bring thy kingdom,
Glory of the latter day,
Legions to thy honour bring them,
Legions o'er the trackless way;
With thy sceptre,
All the astonish’d nations sway.
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