Scripture Verse

These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:14

Introduction

Words: From A Col­lec­tion of Psalms and Hymns, Chief­ly In­tend­ed for Pub­lic Wor­ship, by Row­land Hill, 1783. Orig­in­al ti­tle: Ex­alt­ed High at God’s Right Hand. The ver­sion be­low ap­peared in Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill’s Se­lect­ion, 1810, num­ber 122.

Music: Ta­voy, from Har­mon­ia Sacra, fifth ed­i­tion, 1851, by Jo­seph Funk (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Funk (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Rowland Hill
1744–1833

Lyrics

Lo! round the throne at God’s right hand
The saints in countless myriads stand,
Of every tongue redeemed to God,
Arrayed in garments washed in blood.

Through tribulation great they came;
They bore the cross, despised the shame;
From all their labors now they rest,
In God’s eternal glory blest.

Hunger and thirst they feel no more;
Nor sin, nor pain, nor death deplore;
The tears are wiped from every eye,
And sorrow yields to endless joy.

They see their Savior face to face,
And sing the triumphs of His grace,
Him, day and night they ceaseless praise,
To Him their loud hosannas raise.

Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain,
Through endless years to live and reign;
Thou hast redeemed us by Thy blood,
And made us kings and priests to God.