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.
|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)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Advent|