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The Time By Heaven Foretold Is Come

The time by Heaven foretold is come

Author: John Needham
Tune: ST. LUKE
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The time by Heaven foretold is come,
The year of Jubilee;
The day which kings and saints so long
So much desired to see.

2 He’s come, the mighty Savior’s come;
Hear and rejoice, thou earth;
Let every tongue the globe around
Hail the Redeemer’s birth.

3 Glory to God on high be given,
For peace to earth is brought!
Good will to wretched, dying men
Surpassing human thought.

4 See where the royal Infant lies,
In no rich bed of state,
A stable and a manger hold
This mighty Potentate.

5 There ’twas the wondering shepherds found
Their Savior and their king:
There too let us behold Him laid,
And whilst we wonder, sing.

6 The Father’s matchless love we praise,
We sing the Savior’s grace;
In mortal flesh arrayed the Son
Assumes the servant’s place.

7 Not tongues of men, nor angels’ songs
Can His abasement tell;
He dies upon th’accursèd tree
To save our souls from hell.

8 O how shall I such love requite?
My words are all too weak;
Lord, may each action of my life
Thy lasting honors speak.

9 Glory to God on high be given,
For peace to earth is brought!
Good will to wretched, dying men
Surpassing human thought.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9493

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The time by Heaven foretold is come
Title: The Time By Heaven Foretold Is Come
Author: John Needham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9493
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