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The Lord is coming, glad and free

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1 The Lord is coming! glad and free
Proclaim the note of jubilee.
Arouse, ye nations, countless throng,
Ring out the tidings loud and long.

2 This earth, with her ten thousand wrongs,
Will soon be tuned to nobler songs;
Our praise shall then, in realms of light,
With all his universe unite.

3 the Lord is coming! herald, cry;
For our redemption draweth nigh:
The great glad day of sin's eclipse
Is trembling on heaven's finger-tips.

4 The trumpet sounds o'er land and sea,
And heaven rolls back the melody;
The sleeping nations of the dead
Awake, and leave their earth-dark bed.

5 The Lord, our Saviour, Prince of heaven,
Descends 'mid clouds all thunder riven;
Look up, ye saints, behold your King,
He comes deliverance to bring.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #885

Author: Mary A. Steward

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First Line: The Lord is coming, glad and free
Author: Mary A. Steward
Copyright: Public Domain



William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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