148. Hark, the glad sound! the Savior 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 He comes the prisoner to release,
In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

3 He comes, from thickest films of vice,
To clear the mental ray,
And on the eyes long closed in night
To pour celestial day.

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

5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim,
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

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First Line: Hark, the glad sound! the Savior comes
Author: Doddridge
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christ: Incarnation; Object of Christ's Advent
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