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Hail, Jesus! Israel's Hope and Light!

Hail, Jesus, Israel's hope and light! Prophets and priests prepared thy way

Author: Henry Harbaugh (1860)
Tune: LLEDROD
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hail, Jesus! Israel's hope and light!
Prophets and priests prepared thy way;
thy peple through the breaking night
with waiting joy forsaw thy day.

2 Thine advent, Lord, revives the world;
thy life shall waiting nations know;
the banner of thy truth unfurled
shall glorious on the mountains glow.

3 Those vales, where darkness lingers last,
now kindle in prophetic light;
the morning breaks, forever past
the fearful reign of ancient night.

4 Hail, glorious advent, heav'nly birth!
Shout, saints, in triumph! Christ appears;
good will to all, and peace on earth
reign on throughout the golden years!


Source: Rejoice in the Lord #186

Author: Henry Harbaugh

Harbaugh, Henry, D.D., born in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1817, was of Swiss descent. In early life he was a farmer, carpenter, and teacher; but in 1840 he entered Marshall College, Mercersburg. Entering the ministry of the German Reformed body, he became, in 1844, Pastor at Lewisburg, Lancaster and Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and in 1864 Professor in Theology at Mercersburg. He died Dec. 27, 1867. He was Editor of the Guardian and the Mercersburg Review, in which he advocated what was called "Mercersburg Theology." His published works include sundry books about Heaven; Poems, Philadelphia, 1860, and Hymns & Chants for Sunday Schools, Lebanon, 1861. This last includes his hymns. The best known and most widely used of his compositions a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, Jesus, Israel's hope and light! Prophets and priests prepared thy way
Title: Hail, Jesus! Israel's Hope and Light!
Author: Henry Harbaugh (1860)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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