Christian Hymns/The Advent of Our God

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Text edit

  • Author: Charles Coffin
  • Translator: John Chandler
  • Source: The Hymns of the Primitive Church

Music edit

Hymn Tune(s):

  • Doncaster
  • Franconia
  • St. Thomas

Lyrics edit

The Advent of our God

Our prayers must now employ,

And we must meet him on his road

With hymns of holy joy.

The everlasting Son

Incarnate soon shall be:

He will a servant's form put on,

To make his people free.

Daughter of Zion, rise

And greet thy lowly King,

And do not wickedly despise

The mercies he will bring.

As Judge, in clouds of light,

He will come down again,

And all his scattered saints unite

With Him in Heaven to reign.

Before that dreadful day

May all our sin be gone;

May the old man be put away,

And the new man put on!

Praise to the Saviour Son

From all the angel Host:

Like praise be to the Father done,

And to the Holy Ghost.