265. Hark, the glad sound

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

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

3 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of his grace
to bless the humble poor.

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

Text Information
First Line: Hark, the glad sound! the Saviour comes
Title: Hark, the glad sound
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Year B: Advent 3
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft, c. 1582-c. 1633
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: "Psalms" (1621)

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us