Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones Lyrics
1 Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs:
2 O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou bearer of th’eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord.
3 O friends, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing,
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One.
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones Hymn Story
“Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones” is a hymn that was composed by Athelston Riley. It is based on the message found in Revelation 19:1.
“After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!”
It is a hymn of praise to the Almighty, the creator of earth and heaven.
The author Athelstan Riley was born in 1858 and passed away in 1945. She composed and translated several hymns during his lifetime.
He was one of the compilers of The English Hymnal, 1906.
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