The advent of our God With eager prayers we greet

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1 The advent of our God
With eager prayers we greet;
With humble hearts we shall go forth,
God's glorious gift to meet.

2 The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be;
Himself a servant's form puts on
To set all people free.

3 O Zion's daughter, rise
To meet your lowly King.
Let not your faithless heart despise
The peace he comes to bring.

4 As Judge, on clouds of light,
Christ soon will come again,
And all the scattered saints unite,
In heav'n with Christ to reign.

5 Before the dawning day
Let sin's dark deeds be gone;
The old self all be put away,
The new self all put on.

6 All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever One,
Through all eternity.

Source: One in Faith #347

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The advent of our God With eager prayers we greet
Latin Title: Instantis adventum Dei
Author: Charles Coffin
Language: English


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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