1 The advent of our King
Our prayers must now employ,
And we must hymns of welcome sing
In strains of holy joy.
2 The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be,
Himself a servant's form puts on
To set His servants free.
3 O Zion's daughter, rise
To meet your lowly King,
Nor let your faithless heart despise
The peace He comes to bring.
4 As judge, on clouds of light,
He soon will come again
And His true members all unite
With Him in heav'n to reign.
5 Before the dawning day
Let sin's dark deeds be gone,
The sinful self be put away,
The new self now put on.
6 All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever one
Through all eternity.
|First Line:||The advent of our King|
|Title:||The Advent of Our King|
|Translator:||John Chandler, 1806-1876|
|Author:||Charles Coffin, 1676-1749|
|Scripture:||Luke 19:28-40; Philippians 2:5-11; Ephesians 4:22-24; Daniel 7:13-14|
|Composer:||Aaron Williams, 1731-76|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941|