11554. Messiah! At Thy Glad Approach

1 Messiah! at Thy glad approach
The howling winds are still;
Thy praises fill the lonely waste,
And breathe from every hill.

2 The incense of the spring ascends
Upon the morning gale;
Red o’er the hill the roses bloom,
The lilies in the vale.

3 Renewed, the earth a robe of light,
A robe of beauty wears;
And in new heav’ns a brighter Sun
Leads on the promised years.

4 Let Israel to the Prince of Peace
The loud hosanna sing;
With hallelujahs, and with hymns,
O Zion, hail thy king.

Text Information
First Line: Messiah! at Thy glad approach
Title: Messiah! At Thy Glad Approach
Author: Michael Bruce (c. 1764)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Written for a singing class at Kinneswood, Scotland, it was first published by John Logan in his "Poems", 1781.
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes by Henry Ward Beecher (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1855)
Copyright: Public Domain

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