Author: Frederick William Henry Myers (1843-1901) Hymnal: The Hymnal #110 (1950) Meter: 220.127.116.11 Topics: Christ advent of Lyrics: 1 Hark, what a sound, and too divine for hearing,
Stirs on the earth and trembles in the air!
Is it the thunder of the Lord's appearing?
Is it the music of His people's prayer?
2 Surely He cometh, and a thousand voices
Shout to the saints and to the deaf are dumb;
Surely He cometh, and the earth rejoices,
Glad in His coming who hath sworn, "I come."
3 So even I, and with a pang more thrilling,
So even I, and with a hope more sweet,
Yearn for the sign, O Christ, of Thy fulfilling,
Faint for the flaming of Thine advent feet.
4 Yea, through life, death, through sorrow and through sinning
He shall suffice me, for He hath sufficed;
Christ is the end, for Christ was the beginning,
Christ the beginning, for the end is Christ.
Amen. Tune Title: WELWYN
Hark, what a sound, and too divine for hearing