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'Tis come, the time so oft foretold

'Tis come, the time so oft foretold

Author: Thomas Grinfield
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ’Tis come, the time so oft foretold,
The time eternal love forecast;
Four thousand years of hope have rolled,
And God hath sent His Son at last;
Let heaven, let earth, adore the plan;
Glory to God, and grace to man!

2 To swains that watched their nightly fold,
Of lowly lot, of lowly mind,
To these the tidings first were told,
That spoke of hope for lost mankind;
God gives His Son, no more He can;
Glory to God, and grace to man!

3 And well to shepherds first ’tis known,
The Lord of angels comes from high,
In humblest aspect like their own,
Good Shepherd, for His sheep to die:
O height and depth, which who shall span?
Glory to God, and grace to man!

4 Fain with those meek, those happy swains,
Lord, I would hear that angel choir;
Till, ravished by celestial strains,
My heart responds with holy fire:
That holy fire Thy breath must fan;
Glory to God, and grace to man!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12432

Author: Thomas Grinfield

Grinfield, Thomas, M.A., b. Sept. 27th, 1788, and educated at Paul's Cray, Kent, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Taking Holy Orders in 1813, he was (preferred to the Rectory of Shirland, Derbyshire, in 1827 (Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 256). He died in 1870. His published works include:— (1) Epistles and Miscellaneous Poems, London, 1815; (2) The Omnipresence of God, with Other Sacred Poems, Bristol, 1824; and (3) A Century of Original Sacred Songs composed for Favourite Airs, London, 1836. From Nos. 2 and 3 the following hymns have come into common use:— 1. And is there a land far away from sin and woe? Heaven. No. 84 of his Century of Original Sacred Songs, 1836, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "The Heavenly Land." 2. 0 how k… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis come, the time so oft foretold
Author: Thomas Grinfield
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12432
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The Cyber Hymnal #12432

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