Bring forth the royal robe

Bring forth the royal robe

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [Bring forth the royal robe]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Bring forth the royal robe,
Behold, the lost is found;
Bring forth the signet ring,
Let mirth and song abound.

Refrain:
The lost is found, the lost is found,
Let heaven reecho with the sound,
Let heaven reecho with the sound.

2. Now spread the festal board,
The banqueting prepare;
And let the lost one, found,
The feast of gladness share. [Refrain]

3 There’s joy on earth below,
There’s joy in heaven above,
When one repenting soul
Accepts redeeming love. [Refrain]

4 Bring forth the royal robe,
Bring forth the signet ring;
Array the festal board,
Prepare the banqueting. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #169

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bring forth the royal robe
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: The lost is found



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