269. Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes

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

2 On him the Spirit largely poured
exerts its sacred fire;
Wisdom and might and zeal and love
his holy breast inspire.

3 He comes the prisoners to release
in Satan's bondage held;
the gates of brass before him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

4 He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of his grace
to enrich the humble poor.

5 His silver trumpets publish loud
the jubilee of the Lord,
our debts are all remitted now,
our heritage restored.

6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
your welcome shall proclaim,
and heaven's exalted arches ring
with your beloved name.

Text Information
First Line: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-51
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Consummation in Christ; Liberation
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Composer: Thomas Clarke, 1775-1859
Meter: 86.86
Key: B Major
Notes: A lower setting may be found at No. 274

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