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Fear Not, O Zion's Daughter

Fear not, O Zion’s daughter

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Fear not, O Zion’s daughter,
He comes, He comes, thy king!
He comes in lowly greatness;
Lift up thy voice and sing!
He comes with love and blessing.
With glory, light for thee;
A day of great salvation,
A year of jubilee.

2 As Prince of peace He cometh,
Desire of nations He;
As Bridegroom He appeareth,
At midnight, wake and see.
As King of earth He cometh,
Creation’s theme and song;
Let Heav’n begin the chorus,
And earth its notes prolong.

3 He comes to spoil the spoiler,
To judge, avenge and reign;
He comes to bind the strong one
In everlasting chain.
Not now in shame and weakness,
As bearer of our sin,
But comes in royal splendor
His kingdom to begin.

4 His scepter now displaying,
He comes as crownèd King;
Creation, rise in triumph:
Oh, lift thy voice and sing!
Fear not, O Zion’s daughter,
Fear not, thou burdened earth,
Redemption’s day now cometh,
Thy day of second birth!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11717

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not, O Zion’s daughter
Title: Fear Not, O Zion's Daughter
Author: Horatius Bonar
Meter: D
Source: Hymns of Faith and Hope 3rd series, 1866
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11717
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