186. Hail, Jesus! Israel's Hope and Light!

1 Hail, Jesus! Israel's hope and light!
Prophets and priests prepared thy way;
thy peple through the breaking night
with waiting joy forsaw thy day.

2 Thine advent, Lord, revives the world;
thy life shall waiting nations know;
the banner of thy truth unfurled
shall glorious on the mountains glow.

3 Those vales, where darkness lingers last,
now kindle in prophetic light;
the morning breaks, forever past
the fearful reign of ancient night.

4 Hail, glorious advent, heav'nly birth!
Shout, saints, in triumph! Christ appears;
good will to all, and peace on earth
reign on throughout the golden years!

Text Information
First Line: Hail, Jesus, Israel's hope and light!
Title: Hail, Jesus! Israel's Hope and Light!
Author: Henry Harbaugh (1860)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Scripture: Luke 2:14
Topic: Prophets
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Source: Canaiadau y Cyssegr, 1839

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