22. The Advent of Our God

1 The advent of our God
Shall be our theme for prayer;
Come, let us meet him on the road
And place for him prepare.

2 The everlasting Son
Incarnate stoops to be,
Himself the servant's form puts on
To set his people free.

3 Come, Zion's daughter, rise
To meet your lowly king,
Nor let your faithless heart despise
The peace he comes to bring.

4 As judge, on clouds of light,
He soon will come again,
And all his scattered saints unite
With him on high to reign.

5 Before the dawning day
Let sin be put to flight;
No longer let the law hold sway,
But walk in freedom's light.

6 All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever one
Through all eternity.

Text Information
First Line: The advent of our God
Title: The Advent of Our God
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876 (alt.)
Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
Meter: S M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Composer: Johann B. König, 1691-1758 (adapt.)
Meter: S M
Key: E♭ Major

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