97. Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring

1 Jesus came, the heavens adoring,
came with peace from realms on high.
Jesus came for our redemption,
lowly came on earth to die:
alleluia, alleluia!
came in deep humility.

2 Jesus comes again in mercy,
when our hearts are bowed with care.
Jesus comes again in answer
to our earnest heart-felt prayer,
alleluia, alleluia!
comes to save us from despair.

3 Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,
bringing news of sins forgiven.
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness,
leading souls redeemed to heaven.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Now the gate of death is riven.

4 Jesus comes on clouds triumphant,
when the heavens shall pass away.
Jesus comes again in glory:
let us then our homage pay,
alleluia, alleluia!
till the dawn of endless day.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus came, the heavens adoring
Title: Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring
Author: Godfrey Thring (1823-1903)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 87 87 87
Scripture: Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Matthew 24:29-44; Mark 13:24-37; John 20:19-31; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Hebrews 9:24-28; James 5:13-20; Revelation 1:4-8
Topic: Advent; Salvation/Redemption
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TANTUM ERGO (ST. THOMAS)
Harmonizer (attributed to): Francis Vincent Novello (1781-1861)
Composer: John Francis Wade (1711-1786)
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: D Major



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