Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

Ten thousand times ten thousand in sparkling raiment bright,
The armies of the ransomed saints throng up the steeps of light;
’Tis finished, all is finished, their fight with death and sin;
Fling open wide the golden gates, and let the victors in.

What rush of alleluias fills all the earth and sky!
What ringing of a thousand harps bespeaks the triumph nigh!
O day, for which creation and all its tribes were made;
O joy, for all its former woes a thousandfold repaid!

O then what raptured greetings on Canaan’s happy shore;
What knitting severed friendships up, where partings are no more!
Then eyes with joy shall sparkle, that brimmed with tears of late;
Orphans no longer fatherless, nor widows desolate.

Bring near Thy great salvation, Thou Lamb for sinners slain;
Fill up the roll of Thine elect, then take Thy power, and reign;
Appear, Desire of nations, Thine exiles long for home;
Show in the heaven Thy promised sign; Thou Prince and Savior, come.


Mrs. Hart said...

Hi Susan,
Sorry to see that you are only half the old-fashioned girl you used to be. Don't you have a geek friend who can help you find your other half?

I commented on your comment on maidensofworth re: regency dress. Check it out :-)
Smiling at the thought,
Mrs. Hart

Jessie said...

I love that hymn! "Fill up the role of thine elect and take thy power and reign"- that's my favorite line. The Moravians near us sing that song a lot. My grandparents were Moravians. : )

Susan said...

Actually, Mrs. Hart, my "geek friend" can help me find my other half ;-). He told me to get Firefox. *sigh* Adrian and Ashley have been after me for a while to get Mozilla Firefox. Rumor has it that my blog looks fine in Firefox. I may have to give in. . . And I smiled at your comment on MaidensOfWorth :-).

That was one of my favorite lines as well, Jessie! The first verse is my favorite, though. The armies of the ransomed saints, throng up the steeps of light. *shiver* But we really need your favorite line to get the bigger picture :-D.

Lydia H. said...

What a great hymn! I had never seen it before. Do you know of a link to the music? I learned a new hymn on Friday from the Trinity hymnal when we sang at the Reformed Conference. I don't remember the name or hymn number and I can't look it up because we don't have a Trinity hymnal (I know, we are complete heathens). :)

If I gave you the number maybe you could look it up (assuming you have the Trinity Hymnal). ;) I will have to go searching for that bulletin...

Hopefully, a post about the Reformed Conference and the Symphony concert will be forthcoming.

Thanks for the e-mail, too! You are so encouraging. :)

BTW, I use the Mozilla Firefox browser but your profile pic still doesn't show up on mine. Everything else works okay.

Adrian C. Keister said...

Actually, I was wrong about the banner up top. I didn't quite know what you meant: it is cut off at the top, if I am remembering correctly what it looked like before. And your blogger photo isn't showing up right, either, though I'm positive it has in the past on the new blogger. Sorry to disappoint.

In Christ.

ashley said...

I don't think I know what you mean by it's cut off. Looks fine to me. :-) Maybe I am just missing it? And yes, you SHOULD get Firefox, even if your brother does work at Microsoft! I noticed a significant decrease in spyware on my computer when I switched. And you can get awesome themes! Like cat themes! :-D

Susan said...

Well, yesterday I gave in and installed Mozilla Firefox. I can't believe I finally caved. I had held out for so long! And if I hadn't downloaded it yesterday, knowledge of cat theme options would have definitely decided it for me ;-).

The banner looks fine to me also, Ashley. Adrian, so my "Old-Fashioned Girl" lettering is only half-showing for you??? I can see all the lettering. I still don't know what to do about the photo. It was such a pretty picture of a rose Adrian got me :-).

Lydia, the link I provide in this post goes to cyber hymnal, which has the tune playing. Our church sang a different tune (as is often the case), but I like the older version on cyber hymnal better. I'd love to hear the hymn you learned at the conference. I do have a Trinity hymnal, but it's the 1961 blue hymnal, not the revised 1990 red one. Did you sing out of a blue hymnal or a red one? There's also a baptist edition. Here is a link to search the original blue Trinity hymnal, and here is a link to the names of all the hymns in the newer Trinity, though unfortunately it doesn't have a link to the lyrics. But if you found the title you were looking for, you could then search cyber hymnal. I hope that's helpful :-).

Anna Naomi said...

It looks great (except for your profile picture - not there) in Firefox! Good job on making the switch! It is, after all, the best browser out there! And yes, I have been indoctrinated by my computer geek brother! =)

ashley said...

Yay! You got Firefox! I'm proud of you. :-)

ashley said...

By the way, Susan, before you make fun of me for mentioning the cat theme, I refer you to #58 in my "100 Things About Me"

Susan said...

You are too funny, Ashley :-). That whole list is great, by the way. I would think that you, as a graphics person, would find other, more weighty, attributes that make Mozilla more desirable than IE :-D.

Lydia H. said...

I found the bulletin and thus, the hymn I was thinking of. It is "Wondrous King, All-Glorious" hymn #166 in the Red Hymnal. I think. I would have to hear the music again to know for sure. The first link you had didn't work when I used the search function. The second link worked but I couldn't find any lyrics.

Anyway, maybe you could e-mail me the lyrics unless you know of another link where I could find it. :) Thanks for trying to help me figure it out.