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Go forth to meet him

Lo he comes the blessed king of heaven and earth

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Lo! he comes the blessed King of heav'n and earth]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lo! He comes, the blessèd King of Heav’n and earth;
Go forth to meet Him, go forth to greet Him!
Shout His praise and hail the day that gave Him birth,
That filled the world with love and peace.

Hail him! go ye forth to meet Him!
Hail Him! with hosannas greet Him!
Hail Him! Hail Him!
Lo! He comes on earth to reign.

2 Glad hosannas from our happy hearts o’erflow,
Go forth to meet Him, go forth to greet Him!
Joy of Heav’n is filling all the earth below,
In love’s glad praise that ne’er shall cease. [Refrain]

3 Angel hosts the coming of the Christ attend,
Go forth to meet Him, go forth to greet Him!
Heav’n and earth in glorious songs of rapture blend;
His praise shall evermore increase. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11067

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo he comes the blessed king of heaven and earth
Title: Go forth to meet him
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Hail him, go ye forth to meet him
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11067
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The Cyber Hymnal #11067

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