The Advent of Our God

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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

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 >

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >


ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #50Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #699a
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #699b
Catholic Book of Worship III #315
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #1Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #36Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #633aTextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #633bTextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #99TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #25
Lutheran Service Book #331TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #12TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #117
Small Church Music #2058Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #35TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #120Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #271
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