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In the Advent Light

In the Advent light, O Savior

Author: Emily Crawford (1902)
Tune: YOSEMITE
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. In the Advent light, O Savior,
I am living day by day;
Waiting, working, watching ever,
Knowing Thou art on Thy way.

2. Separated unto Jesus,
Loosed from all the world beside;
Blinded by the Advent glory,
Hour by hour would I abide.

3. So from glory unto glory,
Gladdened by the Advent ray;
All the path is growing brighter,
Shining unto perfect day.

4. In the Advent light to witness
To a dark and dying world;
This the holy ordination—
May His banner be unfurled.

5. In the Advent light rejoicing!
Songs of praise along the road
Seem to make the journey shorter,
Mounting upward to our God!

6. He is coming! He is coming!
Pass the heavenly watchword on!
Go ye forth to meet the Bridegroom
Hail! to God’s anointed Son!

7. See the Advent glory breaking!
Faith will soon be lost in sight;
Face to face I shall behold Him—
Bathed in His eternal light!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2952

Author: Emily Crawford

Emily May Grimes Crawford is described in the author index of the Book of Common Praise (Toronto, 1938) as a Canadian Anglican [as author of "The Master comes! He calls for thee], which she altogether was nor was not. The hymn was first published in London by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in 1890, before Emily May Grimes had ever left her native England. In 1893, she went to South Africa under CMS sponsorship to work among the Pondo tribe; then, in 1904, she married T.W.W. Crawford, M.D., and went to work with him among the Kikuyu of Kenya. Her career thus far is outlined in Julian (1907), p. 1712. The mission station at which the bride arrived had indeed been started by the CMS, but had been turned over to the newly-formed mission… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the Advent light, O Savior
Title: In the Advent Light
Author: Emily Crawford (1902)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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