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