56. Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring

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;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
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,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
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.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
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;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus came, the heav'ns adoring
Title: Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring
Author: Godfrey Thring (1864)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Tune Information
Name: SIEH, HIER BIN ICH
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Key: b minor
Source: "Geistreiches Gesangbuch," Darmstadt, 1698



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