Lift up the advent strain

Lift up the advent strain

Author: Charles Coffin
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Lift up the Advent strain!
Behold the Lord is nigh!
Greet His approach, ye saints, again,
With hymns of holy joy.

2 The everlasting Son,
Incarnate deigns to be;
Our God the form of slave puts on,
A race of slaves to free.

3 Daughter of Sion, rise
To meet Thy lowly King.
Nor let the faithless heart despise
The peace He comes to bring.

4 As Judge in clouds of light
He shall come down again,
And all His scattered saints unite
With Him in Heaven to reign.

5 Before that dreadful day
May all our sins be gone,
The old man all be put away,
The new man all put on.

6 Jesus, all praise to Thee,
Our joy and endless rest;
We pray Thee here our Guide to be
Our crown amid the blest.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #37

Author: Charles Coffin

Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words. "In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate co… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lift up the advent strain
Author: Charles Coffin



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #6

Prayer and Praise Book #d89

Processional Hymns, for Use in the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, New York #d24

Sunday School Hymns and Tunes #d51

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The Catholic Hymnal #1

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d129

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #24

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d131

The New Children's Hymnal #d176

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #207

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Voices of Praise #37

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