Monday, April 11, 2016

Music Monday: Fantasia on a 17th Century Tune

This week's Music Monday is Fantasia on a 17th-Century Tune arranged by Richard Stephan and based on the tune to Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.

Enjoy!



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Lyrics to Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (drawn from Habakkuk 2:20, Isaiah chapter 6, and Revelation chapter 5):

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 descending
Comes our 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,
Comes the powers of hell to vanquish
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!