Blest pair of Sirens lyrics

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Blest pair of Sirens

Blest pair of Sirens, pledges of Heaven's joy
Sphere-born harmonious sisters, Voice and Verse
Wed your divine sounds, and mixt power employ
Dead things with inbreathed sense able to pierce
And to our high-raised phantasy present
That undisturbed song of pure consent
Aye sung before the sapphire-coloured throne
To him that sits thereon

With saintly shout and solemn jubilee
Where the bright Seraphim, in burning row
Their loud, uplifted angel-trumpets blow
And the Cherubic host in thousand quires
Touch their immortal harps of golden wires
With those just spirits, that wear victorious palms
Hymns devout and holy psalms
Singing everlastingly

That we on Earth with undiscording voice
May rightly answer that melodious noise
As once we did, till disproportioned sin
Jarr'd against Nature's chime, and with harsh din
Broke the fair music that all creatures made
To their great Lord, whose love their motion swayed
In perfect diapason, whilst they stood
In first obedience, and their state of good

O may we soon again renew that song
And keep in tune with Heaven, till God ere long
To his celestial consort us unite
To live with him and sing in endless morn of light

Submitted by citruswind on Fri, 29/04/2011 - 11:06

 

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