I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840

Hymn 251
1. I saw a mighty angel fly,
To earth he bent his way,
A message bearing from on high,
To cheer the sons of day.

2. Truth is the tidings which he bears,
The Gospel's joyful sound,
To calm our doubts, to chase our fears,
And make our joys abound.

3. He cries, and with mighty voice,
Ye nations lend an ear;
And isles and continents rejoice,
The great Redeemer's near.

4. He cries, let every tongue attend,
And thrones and empires all,
Fear God, and make the King your friend,
The King - the Lord of all.

5. Fear God, and worship him who made,
The heavens, earth, and sea,
Fear him on whom your sins were laid,
Who died to make you free.