68. The Advent of Our King

1 The advent of our King
Our prayers must now employ,
And we must hymns of welcome sing
In strains of holy joy.

2 The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be;
Himself a servant's form puts on
To set His servants free.

3 O Zion's Daughter, rise
To meet thy lowly King,
Nor let thy faithless heart despise
The peace He comes to bring.

4 As judge, on clouds of light,
He soon will come again
And His true members all unite
With Him in heav'n to reign.

5 Before the dawning day
Let sin's dark deeds be gone,
The old man all be put away,
The new man now put on.

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

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The advent of our King
Title: The Advent of Our King
Latin Title: Instantis adventum Dei
Translator: John Chandler (1837, alt.)
Author: Charles Coffin (1736)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: S.M.
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. THOMAS
Composer: Aaron Williams (1770)
Meter: S.M.
Key: G Major or modal



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