The Savior Comes

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1 The Savior comes; O happiest sound
That ever reached our ears!
Diffusing peace to all around,
And quieting their fears.

2 He comes to execute the plan
Contrived by sovereign love,
And raise the fallen race of man
To lasting joys above.

3 He comes to bind the broken heart,
And make the wounded whole,
And solid comfort to impart
To every contrite soul.

4 He comes to bear our wants and pains,
To suffer and to bleed;
That we from Satan’s galling chains
For ever might be freed.

5 Come, gracious Lord, Thy work fulfill,
Thy great salvation bring;
And reign on Zion’s holy hill
The world’s triumphant king.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9553

Author: William Hiley 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 >

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First Line: The Savior comes; O happiest sound
Title: The Savior Comes
Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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