1 When the King shall come again,
all his power revealing;
splendour shall announce his reign,
life and joy and healing:
earth no longer in decay,
hope no more frustrated;
this is God's redemption day
2 In the desert, trees take root,
fresh from God's creation;
plants and flowers and sweetest fruit
join the celebration;
rivers spring up from the earth,
barren lands adorning.
Valleys, this is your new birth;
mountains, greet the morning!
3 Strengthen feeble hands and knees;
fainting hearts, be cheerful!
God who comes for such as these,
seeks and saves the fearful.
Deaf ears hear the silent tongues
sing away their weeping;
blind eyes see the lifeless ones
walking, running, leaping!
4 There God's highway shall be seen
where no roaring lion,
nothing evil or unclean
walks the road to Zion:
ransomed people, homeward bound
all your praises voicing,
see your Lord with glory crowned,
share in his rejoicing!
|First Line:||When the King shall come again|
|Title:||When the King Shall Come Again|
|Author:||Christopher Idle (1938-)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 126; Isaiah 11:1-10; Isaiah 35:1-10; Isaiah 43:16-21; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ezekiel 34:11-31; Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Romans 8:18-30; Ephesians 1:15-23; Colossians 1:11-20; Revelation 21:1-7|
|Topic:||Advent; Healing; Reign of Christ1 more...|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|
|Name:||TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Source:||Piae Cantiones, 1582|
|Notes:||Higher key 145|