Scripture Verse

I…heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. Revelation 5:11


Thomas Kelly (1769–1855)

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns on Va­ri­ous Pass­ag­es of Scrip­ture, se­cond edi­tion, 1806. Orig­in­al first line: Hark, ten thou­sand voic­es cry. The cur­rent ver­sion ap­peared in the Ir­ish Church Hym­nal in 1873.

Music: St. Os­wald John B. Dykes, 1857 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John B. Dykes (1823–1876)


Hark! ten thou­sand voic­es sound­ing,
Far and wide through­out the sky;
’Tis the voice of joy abound­ing,
Jesus lives no more to die.

Jesus lives, His con­flict ov­er,
Lives to claim His great re­ward;
Angels round the Vic­tor ho­ver,
Crowding to be­hold their Lord.

Yonder throne for Him erect­ed
Now be­comes the Vic­tor’s seat;
Lo, the Man on earth re­ject­ed,
Angels wor­ship at His feet!

All the pow­ers of Heav’n ad­ore Him,
All ob­ey His so­ve­reign Word;
Day and night they cry be­fore Him,
Holy, ho­ly, ho­ly Lord!