1 The advent of our King
our prayers must now employ,
and we must hymns of welcome sing
in strains of holy joy.
2 The everlasting Son
incarnate deigns to be;
himself a servant's form puts on,
to set his servants free.
3 Daughter of Sion, rise
to meet thy lowly King;
nor let thy faithless heart despise
the peace he comes to bring.
4 As judge, on clouds of light,
he soon will come again,
and his true members all unite
with him in heaven to reign.
5 All glory to the Son
who comes to set us free,
with Father, Spirit, ever One,
through all eternity.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #50
|First Line:||The Advent of our God, Our prayers must now employ|
|Title:||The Advent of Our God|
|Latin Title:||Instantis adventum Dei|
|Translator:||John Chandler (alt.)|