1 Jesus came, the heav'ns adoring,
Came with peace from realms on high;
Jesus came for man's redemption,
Lowly came on earth to die;
Came in deep humility.
2 Jesus comes again in mercy,
When our hearts are bowed with care;
Jesus comes again in answer
To an earnest, heart-felt prayer,
Comes to save us from despair.
3 Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,
Bringing news of sins forgiv'n;
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness,
Leading souls redeemed to heav'n.
Now the gate of death is riv'n.
4 Jesus comes in joy and sorrow,
Shares alike our hopes and fears;
Jesus comes, whate'er befalls us,
Glads our hearts, and dries our tears;
Cheering e'en our failing years.
5 Jesus comes on clouds triumphant
When the heavens shall pass away;
Jesus comes again in glory;
Let us, then, our homage pay,
"Alleluia" ever singing
Till the dawn of endless day.
|First Line:||Jesus came, the heav'ns adoring|
|Title:||Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring|
|Author:||Godfrey Thring (1864)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Advent|
|Name:||SIEH, HIER BIN ICH|
|Source:||"Geistreiches Gesangbuch," Darmstadt, 1698|