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He Cometh, Father, as He Came of Old

He cometh, Father, as He came of old

Author: William H. Jewitt (19th Century)
Tune: FREEMAN (Lissant)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. He cometh, Father, as He came of old
’Neath earthly veil concealed from mortal sight,
Though now we hear no angel harps of gold,
Nor see the glory of the heavenly light:
Look Thou in love, as on that wondrous birth
On this, His goodwill gift of peace to earth.

2. Thou comest, Lord, and as in Bethlehem’s stall
Our gifts and greetings here we offer Thee.
Here spread a veil, then low adoring fall,
Where as in Mary’s arms by faith we see
God’s highest glory, graciously enshrined
In this Thy gift of peace to all mankind.

3. He cometh! Spirit blest, Thy truth impart,
Brooding in love upon the bread and wine,
Make them, we pray, make very faithful heart,
Like Mary’s, meet to hold the Guest divine,
God’s highest glory veiled from mortal ken
In this, His promised gift of peace to men.

4. He cometh, Father, here to seek His own,
Thy Word made flesh—He deigns ’mid us to dwell
Thou comest, Lord, from Thine eternal throne
By Thy sweet Spirit’s power, Emmanuel,
And round Thy feet, we hymn Thy glory still
With angel songs of peace and great good-will.

Author: William H. Jewitt

Born: March 17, 1842, Headington, Oxfordshire, England. Died: 1910, London England. Jewitt, William Henry, nephew of Mr. Orlando Jewitt, the engraver, was b. at Headington, Oxford, March 17, 1842. Mr. Jewitt is an architect and artist. He has written several hymns of more than usual merit. The earliest were published as Hymns on the Te Deum, Manchester, J. Anson, 1874. This little work contains 23 pieces. He also published in 1886 a vol. of tales in verse, entitled "The Romance of Love." His hymns in common use are: 1. Christ the Lion of royal Judah. St. Mark. 2. O Christ, the Father's mirrored Light. All Saints. 3. O, Father, mid the cherubim. St. Michael and All Angels during the Offertory. 4. O Father of the world… Go to person page >

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First Line: He cometh, Father, as He came of old
Title: He Cometh, Father, as He Came of Old
Author: William H. Jewitt (19th Century)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10
Source: Carols for Use in Church, by Richard R. Chope (London: William Clowes & Sons, Limited, 1894), number 92
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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