Christian Hymns/The Advent of Our King

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  • Author: Charles Coffin
  • Translator: Robert Campbell
  • Source:

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Hymn Tune(s):

  • Doncaster
  • Franconia
  • St. Thomas

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The advent of our King

Our prayers must now employ,

And we must hymns of welcome sing

In strains of holy joy.

The everlasting Son

Incarnate deigns to be;

Himself a servant's form puts on

To set His servants free.

O Zion's Daughter, rise

To meet thy lowly King,

Nor let thy faithless heart despise

The peace He comes to bring.

As Judge, on clouds of light,

He soon will come again

And His true members all unite

With Him in heaven to reign.

Before the dawning day

Let sin's dark deeds be gone,

The old man all be put away,

The new man all put on.

All glory to the Son,

Who comes to set us free,

With Father, Spirit, ever One,

Through all eternity.