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Words: Liturgy of St. James
Translated from Greek to English by Gerard Moultrie
Music: “Picardy,” French carol melody
From: Guitar Picker -
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Dm                   A7   Dm
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
                  Bb        A
And with fear and trembling stand;
Dm             A7      Dm
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
                  Bb     A
For with blessing in His hand,
Dm                Gm       Dm  C
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Dm              Gm A7 Dm
Our full homage to demand.

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.

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.

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!