1 The Advent of our God
Our prayers must now employ,
And we must meet Him on His road
With hymns of holy joy.
2 The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be:
Himself a servant's form puts on,
To set His people free.
3 Daughter of Zion, rise
And greet thy lowly King,
And do not wickedly despise
The mercies He will bring.
4 As judge, in clouds of light,
He will come down again,
And all His scattered saints unite
With Him in Heaven to reign.
5 Before that dreadful day
May all our sins be gone,
May the old man be put away,
And the new man put on!
6 Praise to the Saviour Son
From all the angel host:
Like praise be to the Father done,
And to the Holy Ghost.
|First Line:||The Advent of our God|
|Latin Title:||Instantis Adventum Dei|
|Translator:||John Chandler (1837, a.)|
|Topic:||Advent; Advent, First Sunday; Ninth Sunday after Trinity|
|Notes:||Alternate tune #166 or #375|
|Notes:||From index: Har. W. H. Monk|