Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Last week I released a new recording of this wonderful Advent hymn. I’ve been trying to expound on it here in writing, but honestly the words and music just speak for themselves, so I’ve posted lyrics below. You can download the song HERE on bandcamp, or find it in the usual places (iTunes, Amazon, etc.).
The original live version of this arrangement by talented jazz pianist and pastor, Zach Nielsen (check out his blog!) is still floating around YouTube, but this week I’m also releasing a new music video. Check it out on my YouTube channel and may these truths permeate your hearts this Christmas, reminding you of the One who came to save!
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 descendeth, our full 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 heavenly food.
3. Rank on rank the host of heaven spreads its vanguard on the way, as the Light of light descendeth from the realms of endless day, that the powers of hell may vanish 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!