98. Hark the Glad Sound! The Saviour Comes

1 Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long:
let every heart prepare a throne,
and every voice a song.

2 Christ comes, the prisoners to release
in Satan's bondage held;
the gates of brass before him burst;
the iron fetters yield.

3 Christ comes, the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and from the treasuries of grace
to bless the humble poor.

4 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heaven's eternal arches ring
with thy beloved name.

Text Information
First Line: Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes
Title: Hark the Glad Sound! The Saviour Comes
Author: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 147; Isaiah 12:2-6; Isaiah 49:8-23; Isaiah 61:1-11; Jeremiah 31:7-14; Luke 4:14-21; Philippians 4:1-9; Colossians 1:11-20
Topic: Advent; Epiphany (season)
Notes: Alt tune: RICHMOND 224, 306
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft (1590?-1634?)
Meter: CM
Source: Whole Booke of Psalmes, 1621

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