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!
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
- a text in Greek (Ελληνικά) by Bible or other Sacred Texts , said to have been written by Saint James, son of Alphaeus, often identified as James the Less or James the Just [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874 - 1946), "Let all mortal flesh keep silence" [chorus] [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Gerald (or Gerard) Moultrie (1829 - 1885) , "Prayer of the Cherubic Hymn" ; composed by Gustav Holst.
Researcher for this text: Ivo Zandhuis
This text was added to the website: 2004-12-13
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