Advent Song

Hear the advent song of the angel throng

Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Tune: [Hear the advent song of the angel throng]
Published in 2 hymnals

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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

Rv Arthur Tappan Pierson DD USA 1837-1911. Born at New York City, NY, he professed faith in Christ at age 13 upon attending a Methodist revival meeting. He was educated at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, (1857), and Union Theological Seminary (1869). He married Sarah Frances Benedict in 1860, and they had seven children: Helen, Laura, Louise, Delavan, Farrand, Edith, and Anna. He entered Presbyterian ministry in 1860. He pastored successfully at the Congregational Church, Winsted, CT, (summers of 1859 & 1869), Binghampton, NY (1860-1863), Waterford, NY (1863-1869) Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Detroit, M (1869-1882)I, and at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA (1883-1889), where he ran a missionary training school and de… 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

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The Cyber Hymnal #10330
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