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, Lord Most High!”