Number: 5
Title: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Composer: French carol Harm. The English Hymnal, 1906
Author: From Liturgy of St. James, 4th century Trans. Gerard Moultrie, 1864
Scripture: Isaiah 6:2-3 Habakkuk 2:20
Theme: Advent

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

2.  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.

3.  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.

4.  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!