277. Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes

1 Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long:
let every heart exult with joy,
and every voice with song!

2 He comes, the prisoners to relieve,
in Satan's bondage held;
the gates of brass before him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

3 He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding souls to cure;
and with the treasures of his grace
to enrich the humble poor.

4 The sacred year has now revolved,
accepted of the Lord,
when heaven's high promise is fulfilled,
and Israel is restored.

5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heaven's exalted arches ring
with thy most honoured name.

Text Information
First Line: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:18-19
Topic: Christ Incarnate: Promise of the Messiah; Freedom and Liberation
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CREDITON
Composer: Thomas Clark (1775-1859)
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: A Second Set of Psalm Tunes, c. 1807



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