1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
set your minds on things eternal,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descending
comes our homage to command.

2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
once upon the earth he stood;
Lord of lords we now perceive him
in his body and his blood
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.

3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
stream before him on the way;
as the Light of light descending
from the realms of endless day
vanquishes the power of evil,
clears the gloom of hell away.

4 At his feet the six-winged seraphs,
cherubim with sleepless eye,
veil their faces in his presence
as with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, Lord most high!

Jubilate Hymns version of Sigesato pasa sarx broteia (Liturgy of Saint James) adapted by Gerard Moultrie (1829 - 1885)
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