I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly
Author: Sacred Hymns, Manchester, 1840
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)
This song text has been indexed at SingPraises.net in the following languages:
- Chinese (Simplified): 我看见一位天使
- Chinese (Traditional): 我看見一位天使
- Chinese Pingyam (Romanized Cantonese): [Unknown title]
- Chinese Pinyin (Romanized Mandarin): Wǒ kànjiàn yí wèi tiānshǐ
- English: I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly
- English Braille: ⠠⠊ ⠠⠎⠁⠺ ⠁ ⠠⠍⠊⠣⠞⠽ ⠠⠁⠝⠛⠑⠇ ⠠⠋⠇⠽
- French: Je vis un ange qui volait
- Kekchi: Jun anjel chi purik kiwil
- Latvian: Es redzēju, kā eņģelis
- Lithuanian: Regėjau, skrido žemės link
Most common tunes for “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly”
This chart shows the tunes that are paired with this text most frequently, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If the text appears with the same tune in multiple editions or translations of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once.
Appearances of “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly” over time
This timeline shows which tunes have been used with this text over time, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
English (Original Language)
Hymns (1985, 2002), no. 15
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams
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. Truth is the message which he bears, The gospel’s joyful sound, To calm our doubts, to chase our fears, And make our joys abound.
2. He cries, and with a mighty voice; Ye nations lend an ear, And isles and continents rejoice: The great Redeemer’s near! He cries; let ev’ry ear attend, And thrones and empires all! Fear God, and make the Lord your friend, The King, the Lord of all!
3. Fear God, who made the water pure, The heavens, sea, and land. His judgment will be swift and sure; The day is nigh at hand. Then, all ye people, worship God; Give glory to his name! To spread these tidings far abroad The holy angel came.
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