118. Hark the glad sound

1 Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long;
let every heart prepare a throne,
and every voice a song!

2 You come the prisoners to release
in Satan’s bondage held;
the gates of brass before you burst,
the iron fetters yield.

3 You come the broken heart to bind,
the wounded soul to cure,
to bring the treasures of God's grace,
good tidings for the poor.

4 Our glad hosannahs, Prince of Peace,
your welcome shall proclaim;
and heaven’s eternal arches ring
with your most honoured name.

Text Information
First Line: Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes
Title: Hark the glad sound
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1701-1751
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Canticles and Scripture Paraphrases; Church Year: Advent; Healing / Health (4 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Comoser: Thomas Haweis, 1734-1820
Arranger: Samuel Webbe the younger, 1770-1843
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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