14. Hark! Ten Thousand Voices Crying

8,7.
by J.N.D., 1835
1
Hark! ten thousand voices crying,
 
"Lamb of God!" with one accord;
 
Thousand thousand saints replying,
 
Wake at once the echoing chord.
2
"Praise the Lamb," the chorus waking,
 
All in heaven together throng;
 
Loud and far each tongue partaking
 
Rolls around the endless song.
3
Grateful incense this, ascending
 
Ever to the Father's throne:
 
Every knee to Jesus bending,
 
All the mind in heaven is one.
4
All the Father's counsels claiming
 
Equal honors to the Son,
 
All the Son's effulgence beaming,
 
Makes the Father's glory known.
5
By the Spirit all pervading,
 
Hosts unnumbered round the Lamb,
 
Crowned with light and joy unfading,
 
Hail Him as the great "I AM."
6
Joyful now the new creation
 
Rests in undisturbed repose,
 
Blest in Jesus' full salvation,
 
Sorrow now nor thraldom knows.
7
Hark! the heavenly notes again!
 
Loudly swells the song of praise;
 
Through creation's vault, Amen!
 
Amen! responsive joy doth raise.