Sons of Michael, He Approaches

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  1. 1. Sons of Michael, he approaches!
    Rise, the ancient father greet.
    Bow, ye thousands, low before him;
    Minister before his feet.
    Hail the patriarch’s glad reign,
    Spreading over sea and main.
  2. 2. Sons of Michael, ’tis his chariot
    Rolls its burning wheels along!
    Raise aloft your voices million
    In a torrent pow’r of song.
    Hail our head with music soft!
    Raise sweet melodies aloft!
  3. 3. Mother of our generations,
    Glorious by great Michael’s side,
    Take thy children’s adoration;
    Endless with thy seed abide.
    Lo! to greet thee now advance
    Thousands in the glorious dance!
  4. 4. Raise a chorus, sons of Michael,
    Like old ocean’s roaring swell,
    Till the mighty acclamation
    Thru rebounding space doth tell
    That the ancient one doth reign
    In his Father’s house again!
  5. Text: Elias L. T. Harrison, 1830–1900, alt.
    Music: Darwin K. Wolford, b. 1936. © 1985 IRI