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The Long Expected Hour Draws Near

The long expected hour draws near

Author: William H. Bathurst
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The long expected hour draws near,
The dawning is begun;
And night’s dark shadows disappear
Before the rising Sun.

2 A king is born, whose righteous sway
Shall stretch through every land:
Ye mountains bend, ye rocks give way,
And own your maker’s hand.

3 The heavenly hosts with warm delight
Their joyful praise express;
And shall not earth her voice unite,
A Savior’s name to bless?

4 Glory to God on high, they sing,
Let peace on earth prevail;
Good will to man its blessings bring,
And joys that never fail.

5 Lord, let our faith and love increase,
Our lips Thy praises tell;
And let Thy presence and Thy peace
In every bosom dwell.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9538

Author: William H. Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The long expected hour draws near
Title: The Long Expected Hour Draws Near
Author: William H. Bathurst
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9538
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