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melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of Dm
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four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of Dm
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Text: Liturgy of Saint James, trans. Gerard Moultrie
Tune: French folk tune
LBW/WOV Hymn: #198
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #80
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20
1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence, And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly-minded, For with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descending Comes our homage to demand.
2 King of kings, yet born of Mary, As of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords in human vesture, In the body and the blood,
He will give to all the faithful His own self for heav'nly food.
3 Rank on rank the host of heaven Spreads its vanguard on the way;
As the Light of light, descending From the realms of endless day,
Comes, the pow'rs of hell to vanquish, As the darkness clears away.
4 At his feet the six-winged seraph, Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence, As with ceaseless voice they cry:
"Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia, Lord Most High!"