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692. Hail to the Lord Who Comes

1 Hail to the Lord who comes,
Comes to his temple gate;
Not with his angel host,
Not in his kingly state:
No shouts proclaim him nigh,
No crowds his coming wait:

2 But, borne upon the throne
Of Mary's gentle breast,
Watched by her duteous love,
In her fond arms at rest,
Thus to his Father's house
He comes, the heavenly guest.

3 There Joseph at her side
In rev'rent wonder stands;
And, filled with holy joy,
Old Simeon in his hands
Takes up the promised child,
The glory of all lands.

4 O Light of all the earth,
To us come hastily,
Come to your temples here,
That we, from sin set free,
Before your Father's face
May all presented be!

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord who comes
Title: Hail to the Lord Who Comes
Author: John Ellerton, 1826-1893
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Scripture: Luke 2:29-32; Luke 2:34-35
Topic: Presentation of the Lord (February 2); Eternal Life; Jesus Christ (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Sean Duggan, OSB, b. 1954
Meter: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.

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