The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Strike! Seraphs, Strike! Your Harps

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. 48.

Strike! Seraphs, Strike your harps of gold,
    And bow before the eternal throne ;
Let heaven's mysterious love be told.
    And make redemption's glories known.

The shepherd swains on Judah's plains,
    Have seen, from heaven descending,
An angel band, at God's command,
    Their harps and voices blending.

Then haste to Bethlehem, and behold,
    The Saviour in his low estate ;
Yet bring Arabia's gifts of gold,
    To deck his bed with regal state;
And worship at his infant shrine,
    Whose name and honours are divine

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