Day 14 of Advent Devotionals

We are in the second day of the “hymns week”. If we go and read Luke 2:8-15 it was complete silence on the side of the shepherds when they face the angels and the news they were proclaiming. The King is born. We have a lot to grasp even today when we really think what happened. There needs to be silence, when heaven speaks. This hymn invites us to do so.

Hymn: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

1 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.

2 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 heav’nly food.

3 Rank on rank the host of heaven

Spreads its vanguard on the way

As the Light of Light, descending

From the realms of endless day,

Comes the pow’rs of hell to vanquish

As the darkness clears away.

4 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!”

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