1 How bright these glorious spirits shine;
whence all their white array?
how have they come to this fair place
of everlasting day?

2 These have endured through sufferings great
and come to realms of light,
and through the blood of Christ the Lamb
their robes are pure and white.

3 Humble they stand before the throne,
palm-branches in their hands;
here they are serving him they love,
fulfilling his commands.

4 No more can hunger hurt them now,
nor shall they thirst again;
no scorching heat can do them harm
nor sun shall cause them pain.

5 For at the centre of the throne,
Jesus the Lamb who died
feeds them with nourishment divine,
their shepherd and their guide.

6 In pastures green he'll lead his flock
where living streams appear,
and God the Lord from every eye
shall wipe away each tear.

Jubilate Hymns version of 'How bright these glorious spirits shine' after Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748) and William Cameron (1751 - 1811)
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