1 Thou art coming, O my Savior,
thou art coming, O my King,
in thy beauty all resplendent,
in thy glory all transcendent;
well may we rejoice and sing:
coming! in the op'ning east
herald brightness slowly swells:
coming! O my glorious Priest,
hear we not thy golden bells?
2 Thou art coming, thou art coming:
we shall meet thee on thy way,
we shall see thee, we shall know thee,
we shall bless thee, we shall show thee
all our hearts could never say:
what an anthem that will be,
ringing out our love to thee,
pouring out our rapture sweet
at thine own all-glorious feet.
3 O the joy to see thee reigning,
thee, my own beloved Lord!
Ev'ry tongue thy name confessing,
worship, honor, glory, blessing
brought to thee with glad accord;
thee, my Master and my Friend,
vindicated and enthroned;
unto earth's remotest end
glorified, adored, and owned.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #326
|First Line:||Thou art coming, O my Savior! Thou art coming, O my King!|
|Title:||Thou art coming, O my Savior!|
|Author:||Frances Ridley Havergal (1873)|
Thou art coming, O my Saviour. Frances B. Havergal. [Advent.] Written at Winterdyne, Nov. 16, 1873. First printed in the Rock newspaper, 1873, and then as one of Parlane's leaflets, 1874; her Under the Surface, 1874; and Life Mosaic, 1879. It is one of the most popular of Miss Havergal's hymns. Sometimes it is divided, when Pt. ii. begins with Thou art coming; at Thy Table." Miss Havergal's tune St. Paul was written to this hymn; but she preferred to hear it sung to Dr. Monk's tune Advent, as in Hymns Ancient & Modern. [HAV. MSS.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)