Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

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 descendeth, Our full 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 descendeth From the realms of endless day, That the pow'rs of hell may vanish As the darkness clears away.

4. At His feet the six wing├Ęd seraph, Cherubim with sleepless eye, Veil their faces to the presence, As with ceaseless voice they cry: Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Words: from Liturgy of St. James, 4th Century. Translated by Gerard Moultrie, 1864.
Music: 'Picardy' traditional French.
Setting: "The English Hymnal", 1906, alt.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2008 Revision.

Pdf Image of Score Gif Image of Score Midi Audio of Tune Mp3 Audio of Tune Abc source

Open Hymnal Main Page