47b. Hark! the glad sound! the Saviour comes

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, from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray,
And on the eyes oppressed by night
To pour celestial day.

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

5 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
Author: P. Doddridge
Publication Date: 1892
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Joy
Tune Information
Composer: F. G. Baker
Meter: C. M.
Key: C Major

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