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123. 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 On Him the Spirit, largely poured,
Exerts His sacred fire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
His holy breast inspire.

3 He comes the prisoners to release,
In Satan's bondage held:
The gates of brass before Him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

4 He comes from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray,
And on the eyeballs of the blind
To pour celestial day.

5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of His grace
To enrich the humble poor.

6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace!
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With Thy belovéd Name.

Text Information
First Line: Hark, the glad sound, the Saviour comes
Author: Doddridge (1755)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Advent; Advent, First Sunday; Lent, Third Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #579
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: B♭ Major
Notes: Composer from index: S. Th. Stade, 1644

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