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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy)
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PSA 146:2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Praise the Lord!
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Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Words: Liturgy of St. James, 4th Century translated from Greek to English by Gerard Moultrie 1864.
Music: “Picardy,” French carol melody; harmony from The English Hymnal, 1906

(Dm)Let all mortal flesh (Bb)keep (F)silence,
(Dm)And with fear and (Bb)trembling (A7)stand;
(Bb)Ponder nothing (F)earth(Gm6)ly (Dm)minded,
For with (Cm)bles(F)sing (Bb)in His (F)hand,
(D/F#)Christ our God to (Gm)earth de(Dm)scend(C)eth,
(Dm/F)Our full (Gm)homage (C)to de(Dm)mand.

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!