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110. The Advent of our God

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.

Text Information
First Line: The Advent of our God
Latin Title: Instantis Adventum Dei
Translator: John Chandler (1837, a.)
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Advent; Advent, First Sunday; Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #166 or #375
Tune Information
Name: ST. HELENA
Meter: S. M.
Key: E Major
Notes: From index: Har. W. H. Monk



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