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Hymn of the Week- Trinity 22

ELH #553 Behold, A Host Arrayed In White vv.1,2

1. Behold a host, arrayed in white,

Like thousand snow-clad mountains bright;

With palms they stand. Who is this band

Before the throne of light?

Lo, these are they, of glorious fame,

Who from the great affliction came

And in the flood of Jesus’ blood

Are cleansed from guilt and blame.

Now gathered in the holy place,

Their voices they in worship raise;

Their anthems swell where God doth dwell

Mid angels’ songs of praise.

2. Despised and scorned, they sojourned here;

But now, how glorious they appear!

Those martyrs stand, a priestly band,

God’s throne forever near.

So oft in troubled days gone by,

In anguish they would weep and sigh;

At home above the God of love

For aye their tears shall dry.

They now enjoy their Sabbath rest,

The paschal banquet of the blest;

The Lamb, their Lord, at festal board

Himself is host and guest.

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