The Savior comes, His advent's nigh

Representative Text

1 The Saviour comes, his advent's nigh;
He soon will rend the azure sky,
Descending swift to earth again,
When God shall dwell indeed with men.

2 Saints lift up your heads; that day is near
When your Redeemer shall appear,
To take the kingdom and the crown,
And make his ransomed church his own.

3 Day promised long, now soon to dawn,
When sin's dark night of death is gone!
Come quickly, Lord, we long to see
That morning of eternity.

4 And while we wait, we'll toil and pray,
Still watching for that glorious day
When with the voice of trumpet loud
The Judge appears on yonder cloud.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #881

Text Information

First Line: The Savior comes, His advent's nigh
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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