Hark, the Glad Sound

Representative Text

1 Hark, the glad sound! The Savior comes,
the Savior promised long!
Let ev'ry heart prepare a throne,
and ev'ry voice a song.

2 He comes the pris'ners to release,
in Satan’s bondage held;
the gates of brass before Him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

3 He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of His grace
t'enrich the humbled poor.

4 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heav'n’s eternal arches ring
with Thy beloved Name.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #99

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >



RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

Go to tune page >

BRISTOL (Ravenscroft)



Instances (1 - 42 of 42)

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #12

An American Christmas Harp #100

An American Christmas Harp #113


Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #36

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #288

TextPage Scan

Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #12

Christmas Favorites #23

Church Family Worship #217

Church Family Worship #580

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #124

TextPage Scan

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #277

TextPage Scan

Common Praise (1998) #98

Page Scan

Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #27

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #265

Complete Mission Praise #210

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #109


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #239


Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #71


Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #72

Hymnal: A Worship Book #184

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #30

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #82


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #193

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #198

TextPage Scan

Hymns to the Living God #99


Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #60

TextPage Scan

Lutheran Service Book #349

TextPage Scan

Lutheran Worship #29

Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe #248a

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #175

Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #335

TextPage Scan

Rejoice in the Lord #251

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #435

Singing the Faith #171

The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #102

The Christian Life Hymnal #78

The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #125


The Cyber Hymnal #2373

TextPage Scan

The New English Hymnal #6

The Summit Choirbook #2


Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #269

TextPage Scan

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #29

Include 698 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us