Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with melody and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 91 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: Picardy
Lyricist:

Translation by Gerard Moultrie

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 256

Description: French carol melody. Text from Liturgy of St James

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

English.png English text

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.

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 heavenly food.

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 powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

At his feet the six-winged seraph;
cherubim with sleepless eye
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord most high.