Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Language: English  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
and stand with fear and trembling,
and lift itself above all earthly thought.

For the King of kings and Lord of lords, Christ our God,
cometh forth to be our oblation,
and to be given for Food to the faithful.

Before Him come the choirs of angels
with every principality and power;
the Cherubim with many eyes, and wingèd Seraphim,
who veil their faces as they shout exultingly the hymn: 
Alleluia!

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Researcher for this text: Ivo Zandhuis

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-13
Line count: 11
Word count: 77