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.
|First Line:||Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:18-19|
|Topic:||Christ Incarnate: Promise of the Messiah; Freedom and Liberation|
|Source:||Scottish Paraphrases, 1781|
|Composer:||Thomas Clark (1775-1859)|
|Source:||A Second Set of Psalm Tunes, c. 1807|