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Advent Song

Hear the advent song of the angel throng

Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Tune: BIG BEN
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the advent song of the angel throng
As they hovered over earth;
As the night shone bright with celestial light,
As they told of Jesus’ birth.

Refrain:
Glory be to God, in the highest, praise!
Peace on earth, good will to men.
Roll the angel song all the earth along,
Till the Lord shall come again!

2 Glory be to God! all His works we laud!
But of all His gifts, the best
Is the Son he gave, sinful men to save;
Be His name forever blest. [Refrain]

3 We will seek His face, we will know His grace,
We will worship at His shrine;
All our treasure lay at His feet today,
As we hail Him king divine! [Refrain]

4 At His cradle bend, for in Him descend
All the blessings God can give;
At His shameful cross, count your gain as loss,
By His death we sinners live. [Refrain]

5 Peace on earth shall reign when He comes again,
Lord of lords, and King of kings;
Even now God’s rest fills the troubled breast,
When the Lord His presence brings. [Refrain]

6 Let the sons of light, through the world’s dark night,
As the watchers wait the dawn,
Look with eager eyes for the new sunrise
Which shall bring the endless morn! [Refrain]

Author: Arthur T. Pierson

Pierson, Arthur Tappan, D.D., was born in New York city, March 6, 1837, and educated at Hamilton College. He entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1830, and was pastor successively in Binghampton and in Waterford, New York, and Fort Street, Detroit; his last charge being the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. (Duffield's English Hymns, 1886, p. 576.) Dr. Pierson's hymns include:— 1. Once I was dead in sin. Praise for Salvation. 2. The Gospel of Thy grace. The Love of God in Christ. 3. To Thee, O God [Lord], we raise. Divine Beneficence. 4. With harps and with viols there stand a great throng. The New Song. Of these hymns, No. 3 is in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, and the Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the advent song of the angel throng
Title: Advent Song
Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Meter: 10.7.10.7 D
Source: Hymns of the Christian Life No. 2 (South Nyack, NY: Christian Alliance Publishing Company, 1897)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory be to God, in the highest, praise!
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10330
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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