6575. These Glorious Minds, How Bright They Shine

1. These glorious minds, how bright they shine!
Whence all their white array?
How came they to the happy seats
Of everlasting day?

2. From torturing pains to endless joys
On fiery wheels they rode,
And strangely washed their raiment white
In Jesus’ dying blood.

3. Now they approach a spotless God,
And bow before His throne
Their warbling harps and sacred songs
Adore the Holy One.

4. The unveiled glories of His face
Amongst His saints reside,
While the rich treasure of His grace
Sees all their wants supplied.

5. Tormenting thirst shall leave their souls,
And hunger flee as fast;
The fruit of life’s immortal tree
Shall be their sweet repast.

6. The Lamb shall lead His heav’nly flock
Where living fountains rise;
And love divine shall wipe away
The sorrows of their eyes.

Text Information
First Line: These glorious minds, how bright they shine
Title: These Glorious Minds, How Bright They Shine
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: MOUNT PLEASANT, Martin Madan, 1725-1790 (repeats last line of each verse); BALLERMA, François H. Barthélémon, 1741-1808, adapted by Robert Simpson; published 1833
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Incipit: 11567 14321 71123
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Psalm­o­dia Evan­gel­i­ca, part II, 1789
Copyright: Public Domain

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